Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Best Embrace the Suck"...

Over my spring break i went to see the movie Beastly with my boyfriend on one of our date nights, it was a good movie and i really enjoyed it but the one line that stuck with me most out of the movie was this, "Best Embrace the suck". Watching the movie it didn't occur to me that there could be more than one way to take that phrase. But since then i've realized that embracing the suck isn't a bad thing,we should embrace the suck every single day we are fortunate to wake up, because even the things we think suck about our selves are pretty great. You may be overweight and self conscious like me, or have other things about yourself that you don't like but you should embrace them. Change them if you feel you have to, but don't let them rule you, rule them and rock them. If i have learned anything lately it's that you have to love you for you, if you don't then you can't truly love others, and you can't fully accept that another person could love you. So please believe me when i say it is fully time to embrace the suck! I can fully understand why it's hard for people my age, especially teenage girls to embrace the things inside of them that aren't perfect, television and movies, hell even real life sometimes, projects this image of what is beautiful, and that picture often doesn't measure up to reality. Beautiful is the blonde haired blue eyed head cheerleader with a bad attitude who's dating the quarter back of the football team, perfection is a size two, or even worse a size zero model that can rock all those skinny styles like no one's business. And sure both of these girls may be beautiful, but they aren't the only ones. We are all beautiful, women and men, long hair or short, tall, short, fat, skinny, black, white, brown, we are all breathtakingly beautiful in the eyes of the Lord, and we should be beautiful in our own eyes. I know i'm just one person, and lets face it no one reads this blog but I also have some pretty powerful allies in changing the way people, especially young girls view themselves. Tuesday nights episode of glee is one example of this, actually the entire show does a great job of teaching self acceptance and love, but the Born this way episode really hit the nail on the head. The fact that they all had to sit down and write something they disliked about themselves on a shirt and then wear, and own what they disliked was really great. When we can admit what it is we dislike about our selves we are better able to accept them, and better able to love ourselves in the end... so i'd just like to quote lady gaga to close
"I'm Beautiful in MY way cause GOD makes no mistakes, i'm on the right track baby i was born this way, don't hide yourself in regret just love yourself and your set, i'm on the right track baby i was born this way!"

Peace, Love, and Passion (for movies)
<3 Nyki