I've always had a bad habit of comparing myself to others and convincing myself that other people's "flaws" are beautiful while my own are unacceptable.
I took this photo over a month ago and worried that, even though I don't hate it, that posting it would seem vein; that I'm not the type of person who should try to promote body positivity or self-love because of how much I struggle with both of those things.
So I have decided to spend some time making changes to the way I think about myself. I'm starting by working on trying to get back to the outgoing, happy person I used to be.
Self-hatred and personal body shaming have been a huge part of my depression over the years and I want to work towards diminishing those types of thoughts more and more everyday.
This is step one of many.