Once a month, I usually like to write a more personal post to help you get to know me and to connect on a deeper level with you all. Today, I want to share with you how I have learned to be “satisfied” with my weaknesses and how they have helped become a more self-aware and confident person. I would like to start by first addressing a few of my weaknesses with you. Even though I consider these my own personal weaknesses, this does not mean that individuals who struggle with these issues are weak.

Body Insecurities– I have always struggled with my body image. Growing up with three beautiful sisters, I was consitently comparing myself to them.  I would also compare myself to people on T.V and in magazines. I was never pretty or skinny enough.

General Anxiety and Worrying– This is something that I deal with every day. Sometimes, the smallest things trigger me and can ruin my day/evening. Many of us struggle with anxiety, and I know that this is not exactly a weakness, but is something that I am aware of and working through daily.

Difficulty Focusing– Ever since I can remember I have had the hardest time staying focused. This was a huge struggle in high school and in college.

I have realized how important it is to be aware of these things and recognize when I am feeling them. Instead of running from/avoiding my weaknesses, I have been facing them head on and working through them. By doing this, I have been able to find positives and strengths from my weaknesses. I know this may sound weird, but hear me out.

Body Insecurities– One of the reasons that I started my blog was to be able to express myself in outfits that I felt beautiful in. I have built so much self confidence from my blog and have a much healthier vision of myself.

General Anxiety and Worrying– My anxiety always gets worse when I do not recognize what the triggers are. I have learned to be more self-aware and can now recognize when I am feeling anxious. Once I recognize the feeling (cheeks feel warmer, dizziness, and increased heart rate), I think about why I am feeling this way and what caused it. Most of the time I am able to talk myself through it and the feeling passes. By having anxiety and working through it, I have gained a strength of self-awareness.

Difficulty Focusing– Since this has always been an issue, especially in school, I have been working on this for awhile. My parents and coaches would ALWAYS tell me to focus. It wasn’t until college that I really mastered the art of focusing. I had to learn to recognize when my mind was wondering and to bring it back to the task at hand. Now, I can say that one of my strengths is being self-aware of when my mind is wandering and keeping it on track.

We all have things that we struggle with. We are all unique and have different strengths, flaws and weaknesses, but what makes us who we are is what we do with them. We are all beautiful the way we are. It is important to learn to love yourself and everything that comes with it. Now, go and explore your #chardonnaystyle.