Emma Watson has an amazing perspective on beauty, confidence, and life. Every time I stumble across one of her quotes I instantly feel more bold and ready to take on the world.
So as your work day comes to an end, I wanted to leave you with a couple of empowering quotes. What better way to head in to Friday?!
“There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect—you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.”
“I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.”
“I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in—even if it makes you vulnerable—amazing things can and will happen.”
“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.”
“Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt…have a look at everything I’ve got’? My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.”
I adore these words. They speak to my soul and remind me that beauty comes from the heart. Here are three reasons why you should make this quote your new beauty motto.
1. When you look back on your life, you won’t remember all the times you had the perfect winged eyeliner. Instead, you’ll recall the nights you spent in good company, the food that nourished more than your body, and the deep laughs that made your cheeks hurt.
2. In the words of the poet Warsan Shire, “It is not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” Life is about more than chasing narrow societal standards of beauty. Instead, chase the things that fill you with joy.
3. External beauty will fade. But taut skin and subtle lips are only requirements for contentment if you define them as such. A blissful soul does not fade.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post! If you didn’t, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section. I love trying different posts and checking in with you guys to see if you’re digging it.
I’ve been a little behind on my posting schedule! I love writing and sharing my life with all of my lovely readers but this past week has been INSANE a.k.a. life of a bride-to-be. Lately I’ve only had about 2 hours a day of personal time and I have to fit everything into that chunk of time(i.e. workouts, laundry, showers, wedding planning, eating, cooking, reading, writing).
Although I’m looking forward to getting back to my regular posting schedule, I just wanted to say that sometimes it’s nice to just… live. To experience each moment, to soak in your environment, and to forget about the digital world.
How often do you disconnect from your online life? Have you ever considered getting rid of your social media accounts? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
I have some super fun posts coming to the blog next week so be sure to stop by!
Sometimes life takes us in unexpected directions and we have to redefine our dreams. But just because things didn’t work out as planned doesn’t mean we’ve failed. The awesome song ‘Closing Time’ puts it best, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”.