Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid misinformed beholder a black eye.”
I remember being told I was ugly. I remember when I was told I wasn’t leadership material. I remember when I was told I wasn’t a good friend. I remember the first analysis I wrote in college and the teacher telling me that my writing style was below average and thoughts seemed scattered. I remember sitting with a faculty member and telling them I was thinking about med school so I could go into psychiatry. I remember her telling me I should reconsider. I remember the day when I went to get the Deans approval for several social work classes and telling her that I was thinking about applying to get my Masters Degree. I remember her telling me that I wouldn’t get in. I also remember taking 7 classes a semester the last two years in college, while working a part time job, working an internship, and playing volleyball (which was like another part time job). I remember submitting my paperwork for my Bachelors Degrees in Psychology and Social Work. I remember walking across the stage to receive my Masters Degree. I remember the feeling of passing my licensure exam. And the day I started my blog. And how good I look when I’m happy (I’m happiest on vacation lol- remembering the warmth of the sun since Buffalo Spring/Summer did a no call no show). But really I just said all that to remind my self to stop looking to others and asking permission to be myself. To be great. To make mistakes and learn from them. To grow.
Moral of the Story….
The Glow up has been real…
“Glow Up (v.) – To go from the bottom to the top to the point of disbelief. An incredible transformation.” – Urban Dictionary
This ugly duckling has definitely turned into a swan baby! Everyday, evolving. I’m poppin’!
Back then they didn’t want me, BUT NOW….
…I want me!
This is me…Owning my story and changing the narrative. I thank God for who I am and where I’ve come from. Now, I’m looking forward and upward to bigger and better things because I know the best is yet to come. I am my own Woman Crush on Wednesday, and everyday.
Be Encouraged. Yea, some days you may feel like the ugly duckling, but it gets better at some point…..eventually…one day…in the future…near future…
Thanks for sharing the story! It is a great inspiration to read about such confidence resulting from appreciating God-given blessings! God bless you and your family! Thanks again!
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aww thank you for taking the time to read my story! I like to be transparent in sharing my testimonies in hopes that it blesses others! God bless you and your family as well. Praying that you stay healthy and safe!