Seems obvious, doesn’t it? Your body is only yours. No one has the same body as you or will ever look exactly like you. So then why do we spend so much time and effort thinking about how we look for other people? The answer: society seems to favor young, skinny, picture perfect people. Those are the people shining under the spotlight in Hollywood and those are the people that appear to be popular and successful, right? You may think that if you lose some weight, clear your skin, or cut your hair everything will just miraculously fall into place. The cute boy you sit next to in math will ask you out, you’ll get the job you’ve always dreamed of, or you’ll be the next big star. Whatever your dreams may be, your appearance has absolutely nothing to do with your success. Don’t wait for yourself to finally fit into an unrealistic standard of beauty for your dreams to feel reachable. Your goals can be achieved no matter what you look like. If you want to lose five pounds or get a makeover, do it for you! After all, it’s your body.
By: Zena Gallouzi