You Don’t Have to be Pretty Like Her

Hellooo beautifuls!

I thought I would do a short, sweet post for you all in case it helps anyone out today 🙂

For as long as I can remember, I used to be the girl that always compared herself to other people. If a girl was prettier, had a better body or a more beautiful face, for the rest of the day I would feel ugly. It sounds ridiculous I know, but I used to be really harsh on myself in regards to things like this. I would look for validation from other people to make myself feel better and I can’t express to you how awful it was to feel like this. It didn’t seem like a big problem at the time, it just seemed normal to me to be that insecure in the presence of Instagram and all the mags etc.

About two years ago, I came across this quote which spoke volumes to me

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I was always seeing the beauty in other people around me and as a result always saw it absent in me. After going through everything that I have over the last two years, the amount that I have learnt is unexplainable. You hear this everyday but everyone is different and unique and even people like Gigi Hadid (who is LIFE), will have her insecurities, so there’s no point in wishing you were anyone else! The best way is to remind yourself that there are a thousand things unique to you that people will and DO love you for.

I’ve also reached the point in my life where I understand that inevitably, there are going to be people who dislike you and this my friend, is not your problem. Other people don’t dictate your value and worth. That’s not up to them. This quote is all about knowing that your beauty and worth doesn’t decrease in the presence of other people.

That, my friends, is your little reminder today to be happy, love everything about yourself, smile!!!, and know that you don’t have to be pretty like everyone else, you can be just be pretty like you❤

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. beyo11 says:

    being pretty as you are inside and out is a big goal Mz Jo. Keep believing in great Mz Jo!!

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    1. helloitsjo says:

      aw this is too sweet! xxx

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  2. hell0chloe says:

    Love this so much, and just for the record, you’re beautiful just the way you are girly .xxx

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    1. helloitsjo says:

      ugh you’re amazing chloe! ❤❤❤

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  3. I relate to this so much!! I was always like that, and sometimes I’m still like this.

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    1. helloitsjo says:

      Awh! Sometimes you will still feel like this, it’s so normal but you’re doing so well and eventually, over time you’ll be so in love with your beautiful self (as you should😍!!) that you won’t even remember what this feels like anymore! ❤

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      1. Thank you so much, you’re absolutely right!! 😩😩

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  4. I can’t agree more although I can’t help feeling the same way as you do! But regardless, there’re always better people out there so if I have to compare myself to them, then I’ll be unhappy and shitty all the time LOL!

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    1. helloitsjo says:

      Oh my goodness ok I’ve just been an absolute creep and completely stalked your blog, you are STUNNING!!! So so naturally pretty – so no need to ever feel unhappy and shitty ever again pls ❤❤❤

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      1. LOL you’re too kind girl! I’m by no means stunning but thank you! 🙂

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  5. hopelessblog says:

    everyone has their own strengths or weaknesses but thats what makes us , us right?!?

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  6. Beyoutiful says:

    Love this! Thanks for this inspirational post girlie ❤

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    1. helloitsjo says:

      awh yay! of course!! always always always ❤❤

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  7. Amielle says:

    Yees. We are all beautiful!!

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    1. helloitsjo says:

      yes!! ❤❤❤❤

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  8. This was a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing! It’s so important that you talked about this as I relate & I’m sure a ton of people relate! We’re all beautiful in our own ways xx

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    1. helloitsjo says:

      You’re so welcome Georgia!!!! YES PREACH ❤❤❤

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