As I was reading You Don’t Have to Like me by Alida Nugent and I’ve realized that I’ve taken one thing for granted and is to be proud for myself for who I am, and never ever, apologize for it.
Being surrounded by people that dislike individuality, I’ve come to hide and be ashamed of myself, in the past few months, although I’ve been writing, I’ve been hiding parts of me to protect myself from the people that dislike how different I am from them.
Not Any More! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽
I am a proud individual female and I love myself completely. I love my artsy world, my artsy life, I love acting and listening to music that’s not so Spanish and so not from the millennial generation! (I listen to a lot of Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, etc.) and I love how people find me different from what they’re used to, because I’m limited edition (as someone once told me) and only ignorant close minded people will push change away.
I will not apologize for hating make-up but loving the only brand I wear, I will not apologize for hating too girly things and gossip, because frankly I believe people who gossip too much have no life so they spend their time talking about other people living theirs. I will not apologize for not liking what everyone likes, like dulce de leche, Flan, papaya (really, just ew!) and I will not apologize for choosing a risky career and not going to school and study accounting or some other boring career because everyone does it and it leaves enough money, though there’s nothing wrong with those who did; don’t judge my difference and I won’t judge sameness. Also, I strongly dislike how people put so much value into brand clothing, Like, “Just because it’s high priced doesn’t mean it’s good.” I’m proudly admitting I’m cheap but a smart shopper. And I strongly dislike people that make judgy facial expressions but don’t say what they are feeling, “Like bitch I am staring right at you, I can see your face.”
I love how this book completely roots for people to do things for themselves and no-one else! It’s everything I preach for and it’s the inspiration for this blog post. I love myself very deeply; I stare at myself bare in the mirror and I think I’m really beautiful, my curves are beautiful, my smile is beautiful and I wouldn’t change a single thing. I am proud to stand up to loser men, and am happy to believe that only the men that get angry at my belief system are idiots and immature; I also love ignoring people that don’t excite me or I find not interesting at all (lazy people who love binge watching 80% of the week)
I admit to myself that I suffer from Anxiety since I started my acting career but love it anyway even though sometimes it can really scare the shit out of me; and I admit I love cooking but only to myself because I love the satisfaction I get from enjoying a meal I cooked from scratch. I admit that I will never marry a man who will want their wife to clean and cook after them while we still work, and I will say it loudly how stupid these men are for thinking they can make another girl their mom, I will say I feel bad for the girls that have to hide and change themselves for men to like them, because they don’t feel secure enough to be without a man, because I know that from a young age they were taught that men held it down when in reality, women hold it down and build it up.
we are queens! and we deserve the world; We can get any man, but it’s the good man you want.
I love that I buy myself my favorites! Roses. and I talk to them when I wake up and give them nice complements, and I also react to my books while reading them in public transportation…(loudly) and when I listen to a good Elvis song, I bob my head and my left index finger from side to side.
But Honestly, I love that when I feel deeply alone, and there is nobody to talk to, I can be my own comfort. I love that I can read a book that will make me feel better, watch a chick flick that will make me scream, “FOR REAL!” and make things all the better, I love how I can fill my room with scents and fill it up with candles and give myself the best girl night in I could possibly ask for, because I find self-care/love to be a top priority when you’re a single lady.
I Love Me.