Chapter 22: The Year of Self

I’m beautiful

Yes, I am

Beautiful because of who I am

Not because of what I wear

Or what I weigh, my height or even my skin colour.

I’m beautiful because I’m one of a kind.

Priceless, flaws and all

My flaws make me beautiful.

And every one of them tells a story that someone will marvel over.

I’m beautiful because I am

No questions asked

No opinions needed

No affirmations or critics will change it.

I’m beautiful because I am a perfect blend of expectation and reality.

Like a beautiful cocktail

Decorated by experiences and mistakes

Mixtures of sweet and sower choices