Praises and encouragements weren’t a huge part of my upbringing in a Chinese household. Modesty and humility are more important over anything and these are values that I agree and uphold. But with anything, there needs to be a balance and as a teen, I had trouble accepting compliments and being proud of my accomplishments. These habits at the extreme caused me to not know how to love myself and as a result, I was insecure. As an adult, I knew I needed to change my mentality because there is always a happy balance. LOL maybe I’m in the extreme other side now but what has helped me be confident in who I am is celebrating who I am. THE WHOLE FUCKING PACKAGE- even the parts I think needs work. I still struggle with my confidence from time to time but what’s helped me a lot is telling myself that “I’M A BAD BITCH. I’M THE BADDEST BITCH.” Cuz biiiiitttchh you ARE!