We’re all just human. It’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s okay to have bad days.
When I was younger, I struggled a lot with feeling like I didn’t have the same skills that others did. I thought that I had to be just like Olympic athletes who have practiced one skill since they were a baby, and I just haven’t done anything like that. This feeling that I wasn’t good at anything would prevent me from doing what I loved to do, because I thought that I should only do a hobby or skill if I was good at it — which meant that I never tried to do anything.
I’ve often felt like I shouldn’t wear an outfit I loved because I didn’t have the body for it, or maybe other people didn’t think it was as cute as I did. It took me forever to start wearing crop tops (or really any clothes other than a tshirt and pants) because I wasn’t confident in my body. I almost stopped journaling because other people’s bullet journals were so beautiful and put together, and since I didn’t have the same artistic skill (because I never practiced), I didn’t see why I should make anything of my own. It took me a long time to realize that I wasn’t going to make something amazing without practicing.
However, I believe that each imperfection is something unique that makes me who I am, and everything we do or create makes us who we are. I’ve learned to be confident in my body just because it’s the body that I have, and I’m going to look however I’ll look. Each person offers something completely new and unique to the world, whether or not people thing it’s “good” or “bad”, and we shouldn’t have to change ourselves just to ‘fit in’. I mean, we’re all human, and we all make mistakes. It’s easy to believe that some people are perfect all the time, but we never really see their bad days.
I still struggle with this sometimes, but I’m definitely a lot happier and more confident now that I’ve realized it’s okay to be bad at things. Remember to be yourself, and don’t be too hard on yourself either. It’s okay to make mistakes and it’s okay to not be okay all the time. Nobody is perfect, so don’t worry if you think you aren’t good at something!
(this post is an edited version of this post of mine from a while ago!)