raise your hand if you have insecurities 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️
confidence is not about not having insecurities. confidence is about being secure within your insecurities.
what i’ve learnt is that when you own your insecurities, you diffuse the possibility that anyone can own you. talking about what bothers you allows you to reclaim the power over whatever it is you’re insecure about. as does humour.
growing up, i was always really insecure about my nose. and i used to get bullied for it. it’s big, and it looks even bigger from the side. which is why i used to panic over any side profile photos because all i could notice was how much my nose stuck out and i would spiral into thoughts of self-loathing and fantasise about getting a nose job.
over time though, i’ve learnt to joke about it. and humour has allowed a different sort of energy to exist. am i still insecure about it? absolutely! but i’m comfortable in my insecurity. i own it when i joke about it.
i want you to know that it’s okay to be insecure, because we all are. admitting your insecurities is the first step in reclaiming power over them. so what’s something you feel insecure about?