Monday, April 18, 2011

You're Not Average.

I was talking to a co-worker once who said to me, "You say that out in the world you're just an average person, but I don't think the world sees you that way." It was one of those things I'll never forget hearing. It made me realize that my perception of how others view me is just that: MY perception.

I'm not the type of person who hears, "You're SO beautiful" a lot, or "Gosh I wish I had your body," but there seems to be something I emit, even though my looks, in my opinion, are barely average, and my body is far from even that. There's something that makes other people see me as more than average.

So why can't I see it myself? I'm sure not alone.

I got a text from a friend of mine who told me that she felt she couldn't compete with any of these "skinny" girls. "Why do I have to be SO average?" she questioned.

I almost laughed out loud.

There was a time when I thought to myself, "She's so beautiful, so social, so fun. I could never compete with someone like her."

Isn't it tragic how we can't see in ourselves what others see in us? I think so.

So next time I feel like I just don't measure up, I hope I can remember this:

Someone looks at me and sees beauty.
Someone thinks I am prettier than her, or skinnier than her.
Someone wishes she had something I have.
Someone loves me for me.
Someone thinks I'm MORE than average.

Hope you can do the same :)


  1. Thanks for that reminder! I sometimes feel the same way, it can really get ya down! But I will remember that saying next time i start to feel that way! :)

  2. Awesome post. I don't see myself the way others do, either, and when I'm reminded of this, it saddens me (I have a VERY negative view of myself, in case you hadn't figure that out from my emo-word-vomit blog posts... heh).

    You are SO above-average, love. Don't forget that.