Hello, there! My name is Alizabeth and I just wanted to take this time to thank you joining me on my journey of self-discovery.
I (currently) am an eighteen-year-old girl who has the desire to take on the world. I am currently living in Elkton, Maryland, a small town in a corner of Maryland. I graduated from Elkton High School in 2016, a school that destroyed my confidence and constantly made me doubt my worth. Three months after graduating, I decided that it was time to take back the confidence that I felt was stolen from me; it was time to feel beautiful again.
Music is something I have been and always will be passionate about. Just like the average child, I started playing Flute in 4th grade when my family moved to Maryland. Freshman year of High School, I was self-taught on Piccolo. By Senior year, I had taught myself Guitar, Piano, Trombone, and Oboe. Now, you’re wondering why I didn’t go and create a Music blog, right?
Ever since my Freshman year, I struggled with my self-confidence; it was so bad, I even struggled with an eating disorder. As time went on, I continued to struggle with my self-confidence; and the worst part was, was I felt like I was the only one who felt this way. I felt like I wasn’t beautiful because I wasn’t like the other girls in school. Even during summer vacations, I still struggled with loving myself. I have a double chin, I have stretch marks, I am tall, I am heavier than a lot of the girls I was around, I had big thighs and big hips, I have scars, I have acne, and I have insecurities. It’s not until I started creating this blog that I realized something: I am human.
Summer of Senior year, I wanted to find something that I was passionate about. I was passionate about making myself appear different, so I decided to learn more about makeup. My passion for makeup and beauty blossomed from there; I loved seeing the art of makeup transform on my face. I loved to watch all the interesting details of my face become more enhanced as I applied makeup. I have my fair share of makeup disasters that make me blush when I think about them. But, who hasn’t? I never used makeup to hide who I truly was or to make me more confident. I found my passion for makeup because I loved being able to make a statement with my face. Like, “Watch out world, I’m a force not to be messed with today.”
As Senior year kept on, I kept getting more excited to graduate and discover myself. And while the summer after I graduated isn’t something that I would write home about, it lead me to here and now, writing this About Me page. I can’t tell you that I love every part of myself and that I’m “cured” of low self-esteem. But, I can tell you that I am on the journey to finding ways to love every part of myself. The parts of myself that I once hated are now something I cherish; my stretch marks look like lightning bolts, reminding me that I am a force of nature. My big hips and thighs look incredible in skinny jeans AND mini skirts. My scars show that I have lived. My acne, double chin, and all of the other visible things that I am insecure about are a constant reminder that I am a human being who has perfect little imperfects, but is capable of anything. And I want you to feel that way too.
So, no matter if you are here for a couple fashions tips or you are joining me on my journey of self-discovery, I want you to know something. You are absolutely and incredibly beautiful. You are incredible. You are appreciated and you are unique. There is no one in this world who will ever be able to replace you. And when you put your mind to it, I promise that you are an unstoppable energy that has the ability to impact this world for good. You can do it, babe. I believe in you. While it’s not going to be easy, I promise that we will learn to love ourselves together.