College Checkered: Dear Young Girl, You are Beautiful

Brenda Figueroa
The Paw Print

You go about your day matching together outfits that resemble a touch of Rhianna, a dash of hipster, and a Nicole Richie headband. You thumb through websites, magazines, and blog sites seeing what you can create to make you look and feel beautiful. Not everyone can look like Beyoncé or Katy Perry. We are given the hand we are dealt, but that doesn’t mean we got the short hand. You shouldn’t want to look like somebody else. Some people look great, but feel horrible. Others couldn’t buy a personality if they were the richest person in the world. I can tell you until I’m blue in the face that there will be a man in your life that will love you, for you. But you won’t believe me. You are impatient; you want instant results, instant love, and instant romance. As hard as it is to believe men do flock to personalities, they love being around someone positive. Even if the man of your dreams doesn’t realize he should be with you, maybe you should be thankful. He didn’t deserve you to begin with if he didn’t realize how amazing you are.
I wish I had all the answers for you, I wish I understood men to the point where I could guide you into a life that never involved tears or heartache, but I don’t. And I’ve experienced those with you. But what breaks my heart is seeing you depressed, angry, self damaging yourself to look like women in magazines and forgetting who you are along the way. Nobody should define you, and no man should make you question yourself. You are beautiful, even if you don’t believe it – I will keep telling you. You are beautiful. is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet