Like a lot of women, I think I'm fairly pretty, but would change some things about my face and figure. At different moments, I think I'm hot, while at others I can hardly look in the mirror. Why do I do this to myself?
The French say, "d'être bien dans sa peau," or to be well in one's skin. What is so hard about just being happy with our appearance?
I just saw this video from a Dove called Real Beauty Sketches. My only reaction was, "oh." You know that expression of realization and amazement? In this ad, an FBI sketch artist drew women behind a curtain based off their descriptions of themselves, then drew another from a stranger's description. The difference in opinion is shocking, while both are clearly of the same woman.
This inspired me to work on being a little happier to be me, triangle nose, flat chest, kangaroo feet, warm eyes, good chin, pretty hair and all!