I blame social media: everyone projects a personal highlight reel on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, pretending that's what real life is like. As you scroll through the perfect #brunch pictures, styled #ootds, and #nofilter (but actually very filtered) selfies, you start to feel like you're the only woman who doesn't quite have her shit together. But that's because you're comparing their highlight reel to your behind-the-scenes footage.
Underneath the filters and smiling baby pictures, every woman is doing her best to just hold it together. We all make mistakes, give in to self-doubt, and worry that we're not enough. Feeling the stress? These 13 quotes will reassure you that you're perfect in your imperfection, just the way you are.
"Making mistakes is better than faking perfections."
"You're not always going to say and do the right things, and that's fine. You're not here to be perfect, but to be real."
"I'm not perfect. I'm original."
"We can be a little broken and still be OK."
"The days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself."
"There's nothing interesting about looking perfect–you lose the point. You want what you're wearing to say something about who you are."
"Failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success."
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything."
"Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you've made. Especially the progress that no one else has seen."
"Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason."
"I'm constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don't beat myself up over it."
"Relax and trust in the timing of your life. You will figure out your career. You will find the right relationship. You will become the person you always wanted to be. Just don't forget to appreciate who you are now."
"Toss your hair in a bun, drink some coffee, put on some gangsta rap and handle it."
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