Today was a good day. I got a full night’s sleep, ate a healthy breakfast, and even got a good workout in. But aside from all of that, I was genuinely happy.
Having been going a million miles a minute for the last couple weeks, I’ve been utterly exhausted. I would try to look like a full-functioning human being by wearing trendy outfits, doing my makeup, and even doing my hair. I was putting a lot of effort into everything: my work, school, appearance. But I wasn’t making any effort to be kind to myself.
Today, that changed. For the first time in a while, I was able to put my sanity and happiness before anything. I left the house in workout clothes and last night’s makeup (a habit I really don’t recommend. It wreaks havoc on your skin and eyelashes), with my hair in a high ponytail and flyaways creating an aura of relaxation around my head. Even while looking like a complete mess, post-workout sweat and all, I was the most confident I have been in a long time. I walked around campus, listening the The Chainsmoker’s album The Bouquet, feeling like I could take on the world. And I want to share that feeling with all of you.
There’s a quote that I have been obsessed with for a while:
This idea is one I try to keep with me every day. No matter how crappy or beat down I feel, I know that I am truly glorious simply because I am me. Today, even when I looked like a sweaty, raccoon-eyed, crazy-haired zombie, I was confident. I was able to embrace who I was today, and that made all the difference.
So, to whoever is reading this, you are absolutely glorious because you are you. No matter your size, shape, color, mood, skillset, etc. you are a beautiful human being and don’t you ever think otherwise.