This will be my first post to this blog. I hope that posting regularly to this blog will help strengthen my writing skills.
Recently I have been experimenting with minimizing my lifestyle, decluttering my life, and purging myself of the excess material items I have. My room used to be wall to wall posters covering the light lavender purple paint. However, just today I made the decision to take the majority of them down and only hang the ones that really mean something back up. About a week prior I went through all my clothes and shoes and made the decision to downsize my wardrobe and plan to donate the majority to the local thrift stores in my town.
I am thankful for being able to have owned all the items that I have owned and still do own. I look forward to giving the items that I have outgrown physically and emotionally to those who will be ever so grateful to have them.
As I enter into my twenties I look forward to my life changing and to new beginnings, whether they be new places, friends, or relationships.
I consider the word beauty very subjective. What is beautiful to me might not be beautiful to others, those whom I find beautiful, others may not. I work in a place that has a set uniform and requires us to have our hair up. I always felt, and still do, prettier with my hair down. It is a daily struggle for me to feel beautiful at work, however, lately i have begun to feel more beautiful.
However, today after my shift I changed back into my street clothes and let my naturally curly hair down. Many of my coworkers exclaimed that I looked so different and that I looked very pretty. It’s days like this that make me wonder if I am prettier with my hair down versus up.
Recently I have been through a time of change, and have dropped twenty pounds in the past year. I was never overweight, however, it feels to me as though I need to change. To me the change is good, and I welcome more changes in the future.
But in a time based on the outward appearance of the masses who base their lives around celebrities who are not fully naturally beautiful I can’t help but wonder if the future generations will feel more of a need to become societies definition of beautiful.
Inversely, who am I to say that the celebrities that people idolize and follow are not naturally beautiful, because after all beauty is subjective.