What I Like About Myself

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Sara Wallflower 19 Comments

Hello everybody!

A month or so ago I decided to make a post about self- love, since more and more teenagers underestimate themselves, even though they really shouldn’t. I asked my followers on Ask.fm: What do you like about yourself and why? Their task was to write anything that came to their minds. I actually couldn’t believe such young girls have such great thinking. I chose some of the answers that have really touched me.

Andrea, 14 years old

I was asked to think about what I like most about myself, well, the thing I like most about myself is my personality. Why? Because I know that I make lots of people happy with my sparkling personality, I've been told that I'm really nice and non-judgemental and I think that's really important. :) I'm also a bit (or a lot) sarcastic sometimes but I don't think that ruins it, I think that just makes me me. There are other things I like about myself like my eyes, hair, lips and eyebrows but my personality is the thing I like the most. I think it's important to accept yourself because you're the only one whose opinion matters. Although, a lot of teenagers feel insecure about their bodies and their sexualities and races, etc., it is important to remind them they are beautiful and special and one of a kind! :)

Tjaša, 13 years old

My name is Tjaša and I’m 13 years old. The thing I like the most about myself is that I look at the world through different eyes than most of my peers and I’m also more mature than they are. I’m trying to gain so much self- confidence that I would dare to wear different pieces of clothes, which at the moment are hidden in my closet- and every time I do a step closer to my goal, I’m proud of myself. Already confessing that to myself means a lot to me and I appreciate that about myself. What I also like about myself is that I’m unemotional. I don’t get hurt easily and it’s hard for me to get attached to someone, but I take this as an advantage, because that way I can avoid disappointments and I can choose people I need in my life. I’m proud of myself every time I do something good for myself or for others, when I grow spiritually. About my appearance- I like my teeth, my smile and my hair. I'm working on realisation that every man is the architect of his own future and that the only thing that holds us back is ourselves. I love people who dare to admit on what they are proud of themselves.

Lea, 14 years old

I really like my hair and my positivity. I’m a happy person and for the past 2 months I’ve been trying to share my positivity because I want people to be happy.  And I think my character is quite okay. People can always relay on me as I’m always glad to help. I always make jokes and I like that. And I really like my music taste. I also like how I can’t fall in love easily and that I haven’t been in love for over a year. About my appearance I like my hair, eyebrows, eyes and the birthmark I have on my nose. For the past few months I’ve been trying not to care about what other people think about me and I’m trying to accept as many things as I can about myself. I use sarcasm quite a lot and I like it. I think it’s awesome that I don’t use makeup a lot and try to be as natural as I can be and that I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not just for people to like me.

Nika, 15 years old

I like that I’m really sociable, I like going out with my friends. I also like that I’m really good at playing football and handball, I’m also going to handball trainings. About my appearance I like my hair, which is in my opinion too short at the moment, but I still love it.

When I asked those girls to answer what they like about themselves it seemed like a simple task. I mean it wasn’t supposed to be that hard to find some positive things about out appearance or personality, right? But then I decided to think of a few things I like about myself. And I realised it’s not as simple as I’ve thought. After a while this is what I came up with:

Sara, 17 years old

When I decide to do something, there is nothing that can stop me and that’s one of the things I like about myself. I’ve learned to stop caring about other people’s opinions, because people who don’t know me, can’t say what I can and what I can’t do. Many people then think I’m heartless and say I can’t accept criticism, but that’s not true- I always appreciate my friends’ advices. What I also like about myself is that I’m always willing to help- even though there are sometimes moments I feel so empty and I just want to sleep all day, I would still jump out of bed if someone asked me for help. And now, what I like about my appearance are my lips. Sometimes people make fun out of them, because they are quite full, but for some reason I really like them and nobody can change that. Because of not caring about what other people think of me, I have learned to accept myself and I’m slowly starting to like more and more things about myself.

I’ve really enjoyed writing this post and finding out what some girls of my age like about themselves. It’s important to sometimes think about ourselves, our likes and dislikes, our flaws and advantages. Because if we don’t accept ourselves, who else will?

Love, Sara Wallflower


19 comments:

  1. Ah I love this post. You're such a genius, asking girls to write about what they like about themselves. It's amazing the variety you see, and there's no doubt the qualities each person mentioned about themselves are true, because we do know ourselves the best after all. Self-love is super important, and I'm glad you all managed to identify unique positive qualities about yourselves.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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  2. I am impressed that each of your followers who responded were so positive about themselves and that each of them truly embraced their own individuality and originality! Such a fabulous post about self and self-love! xo

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  3. That's such a fabulous and interesting post. I am impressed how mature and positive thse young girls are. Amazing.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  4. Fantastic initiative! I really like this post:)
    Have a nice week dear,
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  5. Such a good way to share some positivity!
    I loved reading what people liked about themselves and I needed cheering up today :)

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  6. What a lovely positive thing to ask. I think it's really great to write down what you like about yourself, it helps you to become more positive about yourself!

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  9. What a lovely post to read! x
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  10. Nice post, thanks for sharing :)
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  11. Really love your post ! xo
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  12. Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! Keep it up!

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  13. wow i love this post, it made me think of what i like about myself and honestly im struggling to come up with an honest answer :( but reading their answers makes me smile <3

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  14. Love your introspection! Thanks for sharing this very insightful post!

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  15. This is such a great post! I love this idea! I want to do this. I'm going to do this. I'm not sure if I dare to share it. I love this, you're so brave. It's so good to love ourselves.
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