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Beautiful: What I Like About Myself #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to day 2 in the #AtoZChallenge of random reflections. Today’s prompt comes from the eBook 397 Journal Writing Prompts & Ideas. The prompt word is “beautiful”. The prompt attached to it is to descrie what you consider beautiful. Instead, I am going to share what I like about myself. First, I’ll start with my appearance and then my character.

Outwardly

I don’t particularly like my appearance, but I don’t hate it either. In fact, over the past few months, I’ve come to appreciate it a little more. I could post a selfie here so that you can see whether I’m actually the goregous princess I’ll describe myself as below. No, just kidding. Besides, I’m terrible with taking pictures and not just because I’m blind, so you’ll have to go with my description.

First, the part of my body I’ve come to appreciate more recently is my figure. Over the past ten months, I’ve lost nearly 10kg. I stll have quite the belly, but it’s less obvious than it used to be.

Then there is my head. I like the color of my hair, which is very dark brown, almost black. I still don’t have grey hairs, thankfully. That is, my husband pulled out one a few months ago, but apparently it hasn’t come back. I also like the fact that my hair is quite wavy, althoug as I need a haircut, the waviness is hardly visible now.

I think I like the color of my eyes too. I never had enough vision to see it in the mirror, but I’m told I have blue eyes. My left eye appeared quite grey from a huge cataract until I had the cataract removed in 2013. The surgeon told my husband after the procedure that, even if I weren’t to gain any vision, the surgery would yield cosmetic improvement.

Inwardly

Then on to what I like about my character. First, there is the fact that I’m quie strong-willed an stubborn. Some people say I’m very perseverant, while others say I’m the exact opposite. However, if I really feel strongly about something, I’ll stand my ground.

Then there is my cynical sense of humor. I remember that, when I had only been admitted into the mental hospital for a day or two, I was already cracking jokes about the difference between the patients and the staff in a psychiatric hospital. My cynicism really keeps me going when I’m depressed.

What do you like about yourself?

What I Like About Myself

One of the June prompts over at The SITS Girls asks about a favorite thing about yourself. My husband occasionally jokes that my being a blogger makes me slightly narcissistic, so I’m going to exploit this prompt and list not just one thing I like about myself, but several.

I am going to start with physical features. Beauty is on the inside, but it’s good if you have something you like about your appearance too. I used to hate my body. Now most features are mostly neutral to me. I know I’m quite overweight, and I dislike that, but I don’t hate it. That’s a good thing.

Two features I like about myself are my hair and my eyes. I particularly like my hair since I had it cut and it’s somewhat wavy again. I don’t like short hair, never did. In fact, my mother used to push me about getting my hair cut short when I was young. I didn’t give in. Currently, I have my hair to about shoulder length. My hair is dark brown, although my father keeps calling it dark blond.

My eyes are a kind of greenish blue I’m told. I was never able to see my own eye color, but from my concept of color, I like this. I had a huge cataract removed from my left eye in 2013. Though the surgery wasn’t a success in terms of regained vision, the doctor commented that it did lead to aesthetic improvement.

Now that I think on it, I realize the features that I like are both features that my parents have made negative comments on. The hair wars were in fact much worse than the few words I used above can describe. Regardign my eyes, when I went to the eye doctor for an unrelated reason in 2004, shortly after the cataract had been discovered, my father asked the doctor whether aesthetics could be a reason to get the cataract removed.

With regard to personality features, I don’t like the one aspect my parents are over the top proud of: my intelligence. Conversely, I consider myself quite imaginative and creative, though I know that most people don’t share this opinion. Lastly, I like my determination, and again it’s a trait that most people say I don’t possess. That’s quite interesting.