This is me getting B.R.A.V.E 😬
Not so much the fact that I’m having a little ‘Mummy-Son’ moment with my youngest 💕... but because this photo shows very obviously my scars across the side of my face, that have been there since I was 9 years old.
I grew up thinking and believing that I was most definitely NOT pretty and felt so embarrassed by my face. I used to be extremely shy (painfully) and refused to draw attention to myself in any way, because I HATED the way I looked 😖.
It happened on a friend’s farm when I was 9. She and I were riding on the four-wheeled motorbike (definitely NOT meeting farm safety standards) and I accidentally drove the bike through a bristling barbed-wire fence. Thankfully my friend wasn’t badly hurt... just a few minor scratches... I however, copped the brunt of the fence and it ripped my face apart 😭😭😭.
I struggled during my teenaged years to ‘accept’ that I would have these scars forever, and it really and truly made me lack confidence and self-esteem in a big way.
Once I reached my twenties, I developed more confidence, and it was probably my overseas travels that really made me realise that my scars don’t dictate my beauty; and beauty really and truly comes from within 💕
Now that I’m building markets in the skincare industry for a living (who would have thought?!) I’m confident and happy and proud to put my face out there.... scars and all!
The fact is, my scars are part of who I am.. they are part of my story... and they have taught me some very important life lessons, that without going through my experience, I may not yet have worked out 💁🏼♀️
Since beginning my journey with this skincare company and achieving the personal growth that I have, I am now TRULY HAPPY in the skin I am in... and that’s one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced 🙌🏻💕
Have a beautiful, happy Sunday 🙌🏻💕