Guest Blogger: Melissa from Every Woman, Everywhere
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Thank you Melissa for sharing a lesson that you've learned!
Learning Not to Judge Myself
I used to be so afraid. Afraid that other people were judging me. Afraid that they were looking at me and thinking less of me. Afraid that I wasn’t good enough for them.
And then one day I realized that while yes, I was being judged by some people some of the time, most of the time, I was just judging myself. I was doing it for other people without realizing it.
Because I would look at another girl and think, “She’s prettier than me. I’m ugly.” I would listen to another person speak and think, “He’s smarter than me. I’m dumb.” I would hear what another wife does for her husband and think, “There’s no way I could do all that. I’m a bad wife.” The list goes on and on.
And one day it hit me. I was judging myself. Those people didn’t say anything. I thought something. I was hurting myself.
And that’s when I realized I needed to make a change. Because I have been wonderfully made by my Creator who loves me and thinks I’m beautiful and special enough to die for. I am His daughter.
So day by day, step by step, I am learning not to judge myself. It’s difficult. I’m not perfect at it. But it started when I realized that I was judging myself. Because now if I start to think it, I can try and stop it in it’s tracks and reverse it. To tell myself where my real worth comes from. But I needed, most importantly, to realize it first, because otherwise I couldn’t start thinking positive things about myself.
Melissa is a recent graduate who studied political science and writing. She's currently a stay-at-home housewife, preparing for her first child due in May. Melissa blogs at Every Woman, Everywhere a blog about women's issues.