This past weekend, I was having a debate about selfies.
To selfie or not to selfie?
That is the question.
Some people feel that taking selfies and posting them on social media is narcissistic. That somehow your social media page should be devoid of pictures of you.
No one minds when you post pictures of your pet, or your children, or a beautiful sunset, or your dinner, but people can sometimes be bothered when you post a selfie.
As in, a picture of yourself…on your social media page.
Well, my question for those people is, what should I post?
I mean, it’s my page. So, if I want to post a picture of myself on my page, why is that national news?
No one complains about the 30th picture you’ve posted of your cat licking itself.
I actually feel sorry for these people. Why? Because they don’t love themselves enough to take fabulous selfies and post them with abandon.
So often we worry about what people will think of us. But why? If someone doesn’t like the amount of selfies you post, then they can simply unfollow you. Problem solved.
Pretty girls, we have got to love ourselves.And we have got to be okay with loving ourselves out loud. And we have got to be okay with the fact that it’s going to make the insecure, unconfident people mad. That’s okay. Let the haters hate.
On that note, I challenge each one of you pretty girls to take a selfie and post it on your social media page every single day (you can do several a day if you want). Post selfies until you no longer feel uncomfortable posting them. Do it until you no longer feel like you have to justify posting a selfie in the comments. Do it until you can simply put emojis or compliments like, “I am so gorgeous,” in the comments without batting an eye. Do it until you believe it.
Because honestly, if you don’t love yourself, no one will. And if you don’t tell yourself that you’re the most beautiful woman in the world, then you’re going to spend your entire life searching for validation from others, which is a miserable way to live.
So, go on, take a selfie. And post it. And love it. And love you.
P.S. If you want to touch-up your selfie before you post it (I know I do), try the app FaceTune. It’s user friendly and perfect for taking your selfie to the next level.