What advice would you give to someone insecure about their looks?

- Asked by Anonymous

Honestly, I’ve always been insecure about how I look myself, but definitely less so as I get older. 

I’ve stopped trying to compare my face to anyone else’s because it’s mine not someone else’s. Photos are deceptive, lighting changes everything, and everyone has different ideas about what beauty even is. 

But I’ve found that the people I find most attractive aren’t usually as conventionally hot or beautiful by magazine standards, but they have a beauty in their person that comes through. That their beauty is more than just the combination of their features or their body. It’s hard to describe how beautifully someone can move and carry themselves, and how their eyes light up when they talk about something. And that’s where the real beauty lies, in my opinion.

And I’m a firm believer that it’s our little flaws that make us individual and define our own version of beauty. Like, big noses, or sticky out ears or whatever it is that you feel insecure about is probably the very thing that someone loves most about how you look. Own it and rock it. (and throw some glitter on it and go dancing!)

And quite frankly, in a world where Benedict Cumberbatch has become a sex symbol, I think everyone should feel more at home with how they look. ;) 

Remember, perhaps you don’t take good pictures because you have the kind of beauty that moves.

Sometimes you just need to sit and listen to a story like you are a kid again. 

Today is another one of these kinds of days. There were even folk swimming at Blackrock when I was walking around Salthill on Saturday evening. There’s no way the water is warm enough to be diving off the board there, but that didn’t stop anyone. 

I’ve been hanging out with someone a bit lately, but this song is in my head for reasons. 

Just don't fall
Recklesslyheadlessly in love with me. 
Cause it's gonna be. 
All heartbreak
Blissfully painful and insanity.
If we agree. Oh, you can hang with me...
Butlers don’t kid around with the size of their eggs. Both eggs were presents from music jobs I’ve been working.

Butlers don’t kid around with the size of their eggs. Both eggs were presents from music jobs I’ve been working.

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