As I touched on in my first blog post, 2016 has been a year of revelations for me. I think that, above all other years, this is the year that I’ve really come into myself and figured out who I am. I didn’t quite know how to be me.
I feel like I spent my last 2 years of secondary school trying to figure out who I had to be for people to like me. Either that, or I’d spend my time quietly sat in the corner worried that I’d say the wrong thing. The problem was that I lacked confidence in myself, and didn’t think that I was enough. I was just an awkward, mildly attractive, straight up average teen. I was nothing special. And if I could blend in and not be noticed, it was going to happen.
However, I think that what everybody needs to realise, and what I have come to realise recently is that you need to be enough for yourself before you can be enough for anybody else.
I can be shy and awkward at times. I can get quite nervous in social situations. However I am me. I’m never going to be the class clown or insanely popular. I’m never going to have the bikini body I saw in magazines as a child and just assumed I’d inherit. But, what I am going to be is a helpful older sister, a loving daughter and a supportive friend. We spend too much time hating all the things that we aren’t and not enough time celebrating the things that we are.
I am only one person, I am never going to be able to tick every box. However, I am going to take the ones that I can tick and tick them well.
Always remember that you are enough too.
Lots of love,
Hey, I'm Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties fresh out of Uni that's trying to write in any way that she can. I go under the branch of "lifestyle" but honestly, you can find pretty much anything on here.
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