Hey everyone, I figured I should at least do a blog introducing myself and talking a bit about me so that you have a feeling who’s posts your reading. 🙂 I will try to keep it short, but there is no guarantee. It hasn’t been easy growing up, but I can guarantee you that now, I wouldn’t change anything. The struggles I had, has only made me a better person, who is happy because I have everything I wanted that is the most important.
So my name is Kim, I was born in New-Brunswick, Canada, raised in Ontario, Canada, and now living in Québec, Canada with my husband, two children, and my cat Dinah (Deena).
This is an old pic celebrating our birthdays as a theme. Yes, we are due for a new family photo 😉
Growing up, I had a difficult time with being bullied. See, we moved a lot, and because of that, I never really had time to make friends. Except for when I moved to Ontario, we actually stayed the longest in Sudbury, Ontario. But I would have to say, life got really hard for me in Grade 7. Ahh the joys of puberty. As I hit puberty, I gained weight, so we all know what that leads to. Let’s see if I can make this short.
Grade 7 I was in Sudbury, we moved to Rouyn-Noranda, Québec because my father changed jobs (all our moving is for that reason). I was put back a year, because I wasn’t ready for their Secondaire 1. So I was the new girl, who was fat and able to speak English. I was a target. And I would have to say, that it was so bad, that I was hospitalized for having to want to take my own life. Once out, I was asked to see a psychiatrist. I graduated from Grade 6 and went to Secondaire 1, where it got worse. I was bullied by new kids, and made fun of again for being able to speak English, so my father had enough, and we ended moving back to Sudbury. I skipped a grade and went to Grade 8. I don’t think I missed so many days as I did going there. Once again, it was horrible. I arrived in the middle of the school year, so I was the new girl, fat, and I could speak French. See, although it was a French Immersion school, it didn’t matter, because my French was pretty good. If I wasn’t the first one on the bus, I did not have a seat. It happened a few times that I would walk home, an hour walk.
Finally, high school came, again, a new school, but the same people followed. The first week was still tough, but the second was when it changed. We had to take the city bus (because of distance, but because of the Performing Arts program, I was allowed to be part of it, no matter the distance) and I was sitting in the front, and the girls in the back. They were talking about me, but I kept quiet. There was a guy who was a senior at our school who was sitting right across from me and was looking at me and then looking at them. He didn’t say anything, except that, the next day, I was never bullied again. I don’t know what he said, but I thanked him a few years ago for having made my high school time so much easier. The only bully I was facing, was myself. I was so hard on myself that some people were annoyed. I had a few wake-up calls.
Today I still face a lot of self-esteem issues, but I am working on it. I am working on it, because I realize today that it’s not worth it. It’s not worth holding yourself back because of some people who need to be mean to bring themselves up. Nobody who is truly confident, can be so mean, there are some problems they are dealing with.
But, as I was saying about me, I struggled for year, and still do. But since I have joined Younique, my confidence has gotten better. I am able to do something that helps me feel good. Some people love shoes, clothes, hairstyles, and if it makes them feel good, that is awesome! I LOVE shoes, but I can’t wear just any kind because I have a wide, flat, and a high foot lol. Clothes, I’m limited due to my size and still working on a style I love. Hair, I have zero talent. Makeup, I am learning, and I am a lot better than before. I am selling something that helps me build confidence.
I don’t wear it to hide who I am. I wear it to show that I am so much more than I think I am. We all have something we love doing, and we shouldn’t feel guilty if it’s not hurting anyone. Makeup is there to enhance your features, just like a great hairstyle or an amazing outfit. You buy it and wear it because it makes YOU feel good. I have a bonus, I have helped others feel good about themselves and understand that they are absolutely beautiful.
And my purpose of the blog? Embracing Beauty? Is to bring out the beauty in whatever it may be. Who we are, what we are, what we are around, what we love, what makes us happy, and anything that is positive. I will not allow any negativity on here, constructive criticism, yes! Bringing down people, NO! There are so many places for people to be mean, that this will not be it. If you aren’t happy or don’t agree with what I am sharing, please understand that this is my beliefs. And trust me, I will never post anything on hate, that is not the purpose of my blog. My purpose is for people to be happy, and to learn that they are absolutely worth it and so important.
And that is the blog about me. I hope it wasn’t too long or boring. And I am excited to meet some people. So please, feel free to reach out to me, I love meeting new people. And if you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me!
Take care, and I hope you enjoy this site! 🙂