Oscar Wilde said it best when he quoted,
‘To Love Oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance’
Growing up at some stage in your life, or at least in my life I envisioned being like someone else. My main attraction was the ‘hot girl’ guys seemed to mull over. In my teens, my closest friends were guys so I considered myself auto-friendzoned. I enjoyed hanging with the guys, pants were my go to outfit and playing dress up was not something I could relate with. In short, being a “girl” was beyond my area of expertise.
I could not strut like the guy magnet, I didn’t learn to wear make-up until I was eighteen or nineteen and I couldn’t wrap my head around the sort of conversations ‘she’ held….so being me worked perfectly fine. It was easy, I understood it and I enjoyed it.
My coming of age later changed my perspective on life but the core remained the same, Staying true to ME!
This post is about appreciating your blueprint. It’s in our differences that we find definition. If I were to try to be like the girl with the 22″ Brazilian hair, 24hr Ruby-Woo, Falsies, Loubou’s I would suck at it, because it’s just not me. This doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with that lifestyle or something wrong with me for not being able to keep up with the 21st Century woman. It simply means that we are different and so are our interests. I get so lazy with fashion, I gravitate to choosing comfort over attraction in most cases.
Accept who you are and revel in it #MitchAlbom. Stand tall. Embrace Your Passion. Hold true to YOU. No one can do you better than You…but if you’re using your 24/7 to emulate Barbie but you feel better as Ibukun, best believe you just may be heading to a dreadful crash because even the illiterate can read FAKE, effortlessly.
As a cosign to this post and the choice or support that you are your own woman, please tag #TheConfidentWoman#Dudunorth on your instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any form of social media with a picture of your bare face (no makeup, no lipgloss, no earrings)
“A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.” – Mae West