Sometimes I sit around in my apartment and wonder if I'm the one who is insane or if I'm the only one who has any sanity left. Blame it on my mother or blame it on being a Southerner but I guess I just see things differently....
Here's how I see things....
~You're beautiful! I don't know what's with girls and thinking that if they aren't a size 0 and have a body like a model then they're not pretty. I live with and around some of the most beautiful women I've ever seen and none of them are models or have bodies like models because they're NOT supposed to. I sit around thinking I'm the crazy one because, let's be real, I'm the short girl who has "Dudley Thighs" or as some of my friends from back home like to say I just have some "lady curves", and I'm one of the few who doesn't have issues with my body. The way I see it, it doesn't matter what your body looks like because you're beautiful just the way you are- short and stout, tall and thin, athletic built, acne scars, perfect hair, or any combination.
~You should just be yourself! This one actually kind of bugs me. People out here very frequently act one way in front of their roommates or the girls and another way in front of boys or large groups. This screams WRONG!!!! to me. I'm pretty good at always being me, that's one thing I've got figured out. Don't put on an act. You're perfect the way you are--- even if you snort when you laugh; are more intelligent than the boy you're talking to; burp like a man; or have whatever little weird thing about you--- we're all a little strange don't hide yourself because of who you're with. Be you regardless of who you're with.
~Live a little! This is the one thing that I know but sometimes struggle to actually do. We're only in college once, we're only young once.... why are we wasting it? Be with who you want to be with, love what you're doing, do something crazy, be flexible. Go on any adventure! I'm at BYU for an education, but at the same time I'll only be here once so I'm gonna make it count. The rest of you can sit in your bedrooms and complain about not having a date or having people to hang-out with, I may not do anything all that exciting but I'm not going to complain I'm going to do something that makes me happy... even if a boy isn't attached to the deal. I just want to be happy while I'm here!
The way I see LIFE- you only get to live each day once, there aren't any re-do's.... so make it count. Don't spend your whole life putting on an act or picking out every flaw in your body or personality. Be you and love your life...... Live the life you love, love the life you live!
But.... that's just the way I see things!