Got a good question from one of my instastories questions today! It was, “Do you have insecurities? If yes, how do you deal with them?” And I think it’s such an important topic and question for me to address to women, especially the younger girls following me on instagram today.
YES, I have insecurities. Ask my fiancé! 😂 Some days I feel that I’m not enough - I’m not good enough of a surfer, I feel fat or ugly or that I’m too old to wear a bikini (I’m 34 haha), I wonder why is it that I’ve been going to Siargao for 13 years and still don’t have my own house and suddenly all these new people visiting the island have resorts and big houses even before they could speak the language?! Do the words I write even make sense or mean anything or reach any girls or people out there? In short - there are a lot of things I can be secure about.
BUT. I don’t let that stop me. I give myself a pep talk - again and again - and realize that I have been SO BLESSED in these last 34 years of existence. I have experienced and have been given so much more than what I’ve prayed for and dreamed of. I realize that there is NO POINT in comparing myself to other people, especially other girls, because we are all going through our own journeys and the best we can do is focus on our own. I realize that the MOST IMPORTANT thing to me is not what others think but what I think and believe. And I believe that LOVE is the greatest treasure there is and that BEING KIND is more valuable and more important than any other physical quality a person can have.
Yes, I get insecure. But I’m training my brain not to be and the stronger sense of self you have, the less those thoughts will go to your head. So I say, build your character. Strengthen your sense of self. Focus on your own journey. Be grateful for what you have been given. And share what you can - gifts, your time, love or kindness - because I’m pretty sure another person needs your encouragement too.
ALSO. Surround yourself with people who unconditionally love you and remind you of this important fact: ✨✨You are BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT just AS YOU ARE. ✨✨
Love you. ❤️ @ 📷: @