Tuesday 17 September 2013

You've got the eye of the tiger, a fighter...

If I'm honest I was kind of scared about writing this post, but I think I'm going to do it anyways. I know I'm not the only one on the internet who feels this way, so hopefully I can find someone who relates.
It boggles my mind how we as humans can put ourselves down the way we do. This one isn't just for the ladies, because I know there's a lot of dudes out there as well who do this.
I'm no stranger to it myself.

Listen up, alrighty. You're good enough, as a matter of fact, beyond great enough for ANYTHING, EVERYTHING & ANYONE you want. Not saying to be cocky and think that it's everyone's absolutely honour to have you around, but I am saying to not be so scared, because I know exactly how you feel. I know what it feels like to think you're not cool enough, or good enough to hang around a certain person, or people (who'd probably be stoked if you came & talked to them). Or like you don't belong. Trust me, those feelings follow me like my shadow, but I'm trying to work through them & I want you to as well, okay?
I'm not the most firm believer in practice what you preach because a lot of people who know better don't necessarily do better. A lot of you all read this blog & leave comments telling that I make your day, or that something I've said is inspirational for you, which is exactly what I wanted. But know that the reason I'm telling you to be happy with yourself, proud of yourself, understand that you're a great human being is because I, myself haven't yet come to those realizations. That, however, doesn't mean I don't want anyone who reads my little internet space to come to those realizations.

One day I'll get it & practice what I preach, but until then I'd like YOU to practice what I preach? K? Good.


x Leah Symonne x


  1. Already done! :) When I was younger in high school and stuff, I was always awkward with people, I though I wasn't cool enough, I don't belong here and everything! I grow apart of my high school friends, I now have not many people I rely on honestly, but these are my people and I don't feel like I'm not myself around them! Which I think it's very important as you said! So you should start to practice what you preach! haha xx

  2. I think this pressure, to be the way all the others are, is a lot worse in school. It was very tough for me in school but when I finished it this spring, it was all gone, suddenly and I can discover who I am now!
    Great post,

  3. A great post and very needed today :) I've taken huge steps since struggling with it A LOT, but it's still a work in progress and sometimes I feel like pitying myself like there's no tomorrow. I have a picture on my phone, that says "Chin up, buttercup" and it makes me smile, cheesy as that might be!

    We're all works in progress :) And I think it's amazing that you address it and deal with it and are willing to improve.

    Renate from

  4. The fact that you are writing and thinking about it, means that you are working on it. Maybe you don't notice it consciously, but somewhere deep inside of your mind, there really is something changing. Writing about it is definitely a step in the positive direction. You are a very smart girl, Leah, I love reading this kind of posts.

    Sofie x

  5. In order to feel good about yourself, you have to love your flaws first. And now that you realize it, I believe that you're on your way now.


  6. lovely written, im the worst for this so need to take your advise

    New followers look forward to reading more

    Carrieanne x


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  8. Great post and reminder! I am definitely practicing what your are preaching!


    Erin @

  9. You're so right! I always feel insecure about all the little things I think I do wrong. It's so easy to think people don't like you, harder to admit that they do. I should concentrate on the good things in me - nobody's perfect.

  10. Such a great post girl! It's so true. I think we have this subconscious innate ability to constantly compare ourselves to others, unwillingly. It's good to be aware and truly love yourself! Great message. I hope you realize how wonderful you are as well. xo

  11. Loved this! Great reminder to be kinder to ourselves as it can sometimes be a bit too easily forgotten. xx

  12. I have been thinking about this a lot lately. It is so easy to become your own worst enemy instead of your own biggest supporter.
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  13. I'm helping my daughter learn to read at the moment... I think I will bookmark this page! A beautiful sentiment. Thanks Leah x

  14. Great post.

    My problem is that I don't think I do have any talents or abilities. People at work tell me I'm clever all the time but I guess I just don't see any worth in what I can do. I think my mind is my best asset but it's hard to make that manifest into real life.

  15. This is such a truthful post on a very apt topic at the moment. Everyone is unique and we all have quirks and talents and that should be celebrated.

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