I always avoided the camera

In All, Self Esteem, Stories by Aware

I always avoided the camera. I hated being photographed. I would always use to excuse that ‘I wasn’t photogenic’, but the truth is, I hated looking at myself once the photo was taken. Nothing could help this feeling. Especially when you would upload a photo of yourself and getting more than 20 likes was an achievement… then you see your best friends’ photo smash 100 likes within hours. You may call me jealous, but I just call myself ugly, that is how I felt. Every birthday, when I blew out the candles, ever since I can remember, I would always wish for the same thing… to be beautiful. To this day that wish hasn’t come true. I am happy with who I am as a person, my skills and talents, but I dream of the day that I am happy for the way I look. I know that most girls my age feel the same way, but that doesn’t me achieve my dream. Some days I see the beautiful person people say I am. No one deserves to feel this way. And as I am getting older I am learning that there is more to life than looks. The way you look shouldn’t prevent you from living YOUR life. Surround yourself with those who see YOU for who YOU truly are and not just the ugly perceived person you think you are.


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