Flaws, Flaws, Flaws
Ah that horrible little niggle you have when someone points a certain something out that you know is your weak spot. We all have flaws and we all know they aren't invisible. Flaws is an interesting word, as it can relate to any imperfection, mentally or physically. I believe that there is not one person on this earth that believes they are flawless, we all have that one thing that we are just not happy with [even Queen Bey!]
I decided to write this post as I recently decided to tackle one of my own body 'imperfections' that I have always been unhappy with. It all started in PE [about age fourteen, those hideous teen years] when a boy joked that the veins on my legs made me look like a heroin addict. Yep, ten years on and that comment still goes through my mind when I wear a skirt or whenever my legs are on show. Throughout my whole life, I have always been so self concious about my legs and have always felt like I needed to cover them up. Obviously friends and family always told me they weren't that bad, but actually it was my closest friend and family that helped and encouraged me to do something about it.
So varicose veins, not exactly the prettiest, but something that has been with me ever since I can remember. Not many people are aware of how horrible varicose veins can be and people often shrug them off as a 'condition' which is not very serious. And yes, it isn't that serious, I am probably not going to die, but the constant aching whenever I did exercise and throbbing when I had been for a long walk was just enough to finally tip me over the edge. A lot of people don't realise that it can occur in younger people but I can tell you for free, it definitely does! After lots of backwards and forwards, I decided to do something about it and finally finally finally I am having them removed after lots of waiting.
I realise that when you are unhappy with a part of your body, surgical procedures is not always the answer and often not right for that particular person. But maybe, just maybe, we should stop making people feel bad about their imperfections. Because lets be honest, we all have them.