I love you just the way you are
I love you just the way YOU ARE.
I’m feeling inspired to write this after a conversation with one of you beauties this week.
Recently I’ve had a fear, it may seem small in the grand scheme of things, but it’s been holding me back in many ways and I didn’t want to face it, I was afraid to face it. Literally!
I was afraid of having my photo taken face on, I was afraid of selfies, I was afraid of recording each class face on for the online channel I’ve been preparing. I was afraid because I was holding an image of myself inside of my head and a belief that I wasn’t good enough to take selfies, not now, not this year, not after all of those early starts late finishes and less sleep since I launched Fit n Fierce. But then I started to look around me, and I started to open my eyes and attempt to face this fear. I flicked through magazines when having my hair done, I scrolled through Instagram feeds, I browsed a few beauty websites and I realised that the people who I felt pulled towards, who I felt most attracted to and most inspired by, were in fact the people who are real. Those who are unafraid to reveal their true and raw self. Now I know this is not a new thing, it has been a theme for some time now but I never thought it would be anything I had to think about.
Yesterday in a conversation about self love I realised that this is one of the things holding me back.
Now don’t misunderstand me, selfies are not going to change my life, but self love is and connecting with my online clients is, and the only way I can truly do this is by facing my fears and revealing the real me online in the same way as I do in person and that starts with self love.
So why is a video or photo of myself so much more scary than a moment in real life!? Well I can’t see myself in real life, instead I leave you with a memory. Now you may or may not recall each memory, but one thing is for sure, you will remember how I made you feel and that’s far more important to me. People may forget how you look and what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. So the challenge is to make each and every connection feel amazing on and offline and when you see me say this in person on social media that’s when you’ll know I’ve finally faced up to this fear.
Get real. Get over yourself! No-one is perfect! (and besides who cares?) I love you just the way you are. You, me, everybody.
Stacey, Fit n Fierce ..or should that be Fit n Sexy!!!!!!!