I remember never posting these photos because I felt quite self conscious and unsure of them at the time. And still around five and a half months later I don't feel 100% confident on posting these, but time has made me less adept at pointing out my flaws and instead seeing the unique little quirks about myself. No one can love the skin they're in all the time-- we all have those moments of doubt, those moments of 'but what if...' It's important to always counteract them with positive things, seeking assurance from YOURSELF rather than others. At the end of the day, sometimes you're not going to constantly have that friend to tell you that you look fine, or the boyfriend who says he wouldn't change a thing about you, or even your parents who say that you are always beautiful to them. Sometimes, it's something you have to find within yourself-- your own approval and your own knowledge that you are, indeed, worth something.
With much love, Lauren.