"A girl should be two things: Who and What she wants." - Coco Chanel
To the woman reading this.... Have you ever been judged by someone, because of the way you look? Have you ever been criticized, because of the choices you make? Have you ever had anyone make you feel ugly or make you think that you are wrong in many ways? If you answered yes to any of my questions, then let me tell you that that person, who's the reason for your "yes", is NOT worth your time and tears.
If you were once left for being who you are and being true to yourself, then GOOD. You don't need people in your life who wouldn't love you for who you are. You don't need people who will leave you for being you. Just think about it. Would you be happy if you kept that kind of person in your life? You don't need someone who would constantly ask you to change, when what you're doing is not even a bad thing. Don't be scared of being left. It hurts, yes. But, it would hurt more to live with someone who doesn't love the real you. Again, don't be scared. Eventually, you'd find someone who will love you for you. Someone worthy of the great love you can give.
If you were once told you were ugly, or made to feel that way. STOP. Don't you ever listen. God made us the way we are for a reason. He made us lovely in our own different ways.
If you were once criticized for the choices you made, and these choices weren't even of harm to anyone, then say "Piss off!" (If you can't, and feel like soaping your mouth after saying that just like how I feel now, then just say GO AWAY! haha) If you like putting on make up, because it makes you feel pretty, KEEP PUTTING IT ON. If you like cutting or dyeing your hair, because you love feeling like a different person, KEEP CHANGING YOUR HAIR. If you love dressing up to express yourself, KEEP DRESSING UP. (all at healthy "dosages" ok lovelies? we still want to be healthy. remember "no harm") *As long as you are not harming anyone, keep doing what you want to do if it's what makes you HAPPY.
YOU are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are. You are strong. You are smart. You are a woman. You are YOU. You define yourself. Don't let what other people say define you. You were made to become just the way you are. Change only if it's a bad thing that needs to be changed. Do not lose you. All you have to be is WHO and WHAT YOU WANT.
*still endorsing my earlier post about how to donate to Haiyan victims: http://riajanineramos.blogspot.com/2013/11/111013-help-me-help-my-country.html
Thank you to everyone who donated! <3
love ~ Janine
P.S. I am endorsing my friend's Online Shop (https://www.facebook.com/thevintageramp?fref=ts). I love the clothes they sell. I bought this cropped top + skirt from her.