I am often asked why I started Perfectly Imperphect and what it means to me. I guess the easiest way to sum it up is this. A wise man once said, “Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you are worthy of the trip.”
How I wished someone explained this earlier. It definitely would have saved a lot of heartache, pain and confusion. There was a time when I believed I was not good enough or pretty enough. Was it because I was subconscious about being dark skin or was it because I was once called the ugliest girl in school? Whatever it was, I believed it. I allowed it to shape the way I saw myself and the way I felt about myself. I never thought I was good enough. Simply put I did not love myself.
Thank God, for the women in my life that reminded that I am beautiful. Thank God for those who let me know that it is okay to be smart and what some may call boring. It is okay to save myself. For those who let me know what I was beautiful and not just beautiful in spite of being dark skin. They reminded me that I was good enough. I am worthy. It was then I received my Ahh haa moment (as Oprah affectionately calls it). Even though the lesson learned was delayed, the gratification was right on time. It’s never too late to learn to love yourself.
However, the journey does not end here. I have learned to commit daily to loving and embracing the Perfectly Imperphect being that is me. I am committed to reminding others to be themselves and love themselves. I want to use Perfectly Imperphect to remind women that we are worthy of the trip.