30 things you should never be embarressed about

The idea of body image and what is expected of women in modern-day has been on my mind a lot recently, and so has the idea of being embarrassed because you don’t look a certain way. As a self-proclaimed disliker of makeup and a slight feminist I wanted to talk more about this.

I have been embarrassed many a times. Because of the way I look, my accent or even just because I did or didn’t do something. But it is starting to dawn upon me that who the hell cares. We are all individuals and what we can or cannot do adds to that.

Why should we all look, act and sound the same? If this were the case the world would be a very boring place. There are many things in life that women get embarrassed over and I wanted to make this post to help others realise that you don’t need to worry, and that you shouldnt be embarrassed by any of this.

  1. Not wearing makeup
  2. Wearing the clothes you want to wear – even if it doesn’t flatter your body type
  3. Being x amount of weight
  4. Being x tall
  5. Being single or in a relationship or not caring about it
  6. Being on your period
  7. Having sex or not having sex or having lots of sex
  8. Going to the gym even if you feel like you don’t belong there
  9. Eating whatever food you like
  10. Dressing how you want
  11. Your handwriting
  12. How many followers/friends you have
  13. Making a mistake
  14. Not knowing the correct answer
  15. Not being at the same level as somebody else
  16. Not getting the job
  17. Saying no
  18. Asking for help
  19. Not being able to do something
  20. Where you come from
  21. What you enjoy to do
  22. Who your friends are/aren’t
  23. Your dance moves
  24. Where you work
  25. Taking a year out
  26. Not knowing what everybody else is talking about
  27. Going over the top
  28. Singing even if you don’t sound like an angel
  29. Living at home
  30. The way you speak

It has taken me a long time to realise that I shouldn’t be embarrassed about who I am. Whether I want to better myself or not, I should be proud of who I a, where I came from and how far I have come.

Tell me the one thing you are going to stop being embarrassed about in the comments.

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  1. April 5, 2017 / 8:33 am

    Inspiring. Women certainly don’t need make-up to look beautiful!

    • April 5, 2017 / 10:09 am

      I 100% approve this comment! Makeup shouldn’t be something any woman needs to feel beautiful.

  2. April 6, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Oh trust me I was JUST told (in that disapproving I-am-pointing-this-out-because-im-a-witch tone) that I can’t do joining handwriting. I have beautiful handwriting but I can’t do joined letters at all so each one of my alphabets is written separately. So what? Who set the standards for what the perfect handwriting is?
    This blog post actually struck a chord with me 🙂
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    • April 6, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      I’m glad you liked my post. I agree. Who made the rules of what handwriting is good and bad

  3. April 15, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    This is probably one of my favourite posts at the moment! I am so lucky and grateful to have grown up with a mum who taught me these things from a young age- that you shouldn’t care about what others think at all, and just do what you want to do. Be yourself in front of people, they don’t really give one shit in the long run. Dance (even if it’s just as bad as my dance moves, haha) because it lets your mind free. The point that really stood out to me was the “mistakes” on point 13. I’m still learning this if I’m honest. Sweet post 🙂 xx

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  4. May 8, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Oh wow, I love this post! I especially relate to the dancing one and taking a year out because I’ve done this and felt so embarrassed, when in fact I really shouldn’t have! Xx

    • May 8, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Good I’m glad you can relate to the post x

  5. May 8, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Such an amazing post! Everyone should read this, all so true! X

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