Beauty | Mirror, Mirror on the wall

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and can only see negatives and no positives? I have been doing that a lot recently, sometimes I feel confident, ready to tackle the world and then bam, I have these periods of self doubt.
Most days I keep looking at my hair and debating on whether to dye my hair or not, I haven't got grey hairs - just white, pure white ones growing along with the black ones! I keep checking the mirror everyday for new ones and for any extra wrinkles. Last night I looked at myself in the mirror and decided to be a bit more positive and stop looking for the negatives in myself. I'm taking 3 negatives and turning them into positives:
1. I can't see a thing without my glasses, life is one big blur without them. I used to hate wearing glasses but thankfully design has come a long way. I love wearing glasses now especially these new ones I got a few months ago! Mr C says I look good with or without glasses (well, he would say that) but that the right frames definitely enhance my face and, because I wear them all the time, it is strange to see me without them on during the day.
2. My hair is thick, unruly and has one or (ahem) two white hairs. However, thanks to the wonders of straightening cream, hair straighteners and hair grease, my hair is tough and able to take the sort of battering that would make other finer hair look damaged and dry. It is also a very big part of my Caribbean heritage and is therefore important to me and is a big part of my visual identity.

3. In years gone by, especially in my teens and early twenties, I used to try and cover up all my blemishes and scars so nobody could see these imperfections. However, as I have gotten older I have realised that being comfortable in my own skin is more important than trying to hide away. Nowadays I am more than happy to go makeup free and, when I do wear makeup, I try and let the real me shine through.
I have many what other people may call imperfections, however, I prefer to see them as just part of what makes me who I am.
Have you ever taken the time to look past your supposed imperfections and see the real you?

Much Love

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