If I were to begin to name the amount of insecurities I have, this would be my version of the never-ending story. But one of my biggest insecurities happens to be three small annoyances. If you’ve ever met me, you may notice that I have three scars on my chest that are much more visible than I would like them to be.

When I was in high school, I had acne like many of us did but I unfortunately happened to get body acne which, in my experience, was a complete nightmare. Thanks to this acne that decided to heal incorrectly I now have two keloids, and the remainder of one that the doctor attempted to removed. Many people would ask and still ask to this very day: “What happened?” “Did you have heart surgery?” (The worst.) “Were you attacked by a tiger?” I would try to cover them with makeup especially after the questions started coming, making me uncomfortable and creating this bigger insecurity.

I had to make a decision of whether or not I would choose to continue on with treatment to remove my scars, wear crewnecks for the rest of my life, or embrace that I needed to truly and completely love the body and skin that was in, flaws and all.  I came to the conclusion that I had to accept who I was with what I was given. As hard as this was, and there are still times where I wish I could have them removed, I’m much more comfortable with the skin I’m in because I’ve simply accepted that I can’t change it.

We all come to a point where we have to make a decision about who we are and the life we were given. It was not until recently that I was told how much it didn’t matter that I had these and how these marks on my skin didn’t define who I was or how beautiful a person was. After that small gesture, I now embrace this flaw that I have and overlook it. When people ask me now I no longer hesitate to respond and rather I embrace these small annoying things that I was given.

How I'm overcoming and accepting my insecurities. lifegoalsmag.com

How I’m overcoming and accepting my insecurities. lifegoalsmag.com

When’s the last time you’ve accepted an insecurity? Or are you currently working towards it? Let’s discuss in the comments!

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