“In general people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless and uninteresting.”
Dr. Robert Glover
A friend recently posted this quote on Instagram. It embodies all that I stand for, and I really wanted to share it with you.
Photography – Charles Ngomo of Royal Reel Photography
I am sure that you have noticed that most women struggle with the issue of self esteem, even on the various social media circles. I witness it on line every day – and I admit that to some extent, I do share the same problem. I debate with myself whether I should run the risk of exposing my imperfections, before a picture or post goes live.
But there is so much comfort in being as open and honest as you can be. We are all human. Of course it’s tempting to try to project an image of perfection, but it is a double edged sword. While impressing people with your perfect style and looks, you actually put a distance between yourself and others and loose the opportunity of what could be a fruitful and open encounter. I am now reaching a point in my life where I am happy to embrace my imperfections which are part of the real me, who I want people to relate to. Hopefully I shall be able to set an example and inspire other women to do the same.
This is a call to all my sisters out there to feel perfect in your maybe not so perfect bodies and let your self esteem and confidence light up the lives of other people you come across. Nobody is perfect… we are all so far from it.
I can’t tell you enough how I love to wear maxi dresses ! they are so easy to rock and this particular one feels like a second skin!
Maxi dress- Freddies at Veteran house Nairobi, Faux Nose ring –Tribalik ,Earrings- Mr.Price