My mom and I were chatting Sunday night about ya know the usual, pretty clothes, upcoming trips, yaddy yadda, then we hit a topic of insecurities.

I think no matter what size, shape, height, weight etc you are, if you are a girl, you are GOING to have insecurities. I probably spend way to much time worrying about mine, but I would love to know how you get to the point of not worrying about them.

When will I be comfortable in my own skin?

I eat right, I workout 5 days a week, but I swear, like other girls, I can pick out 20 things I find wrong with myself. I listen to my friends and family do the same thing and I always think- “you are crazy girl, I dont know what mirror you are looking at!” But then I cant say the same to myself.  I am sure its the week prior to my lovely time of the month when I am ALWAYS criticizing every inch of my body, but its starting to drive me nuts. I can go from being super confident one day, to the exact opposite the next.

I see little girls start to have insecurities at such a young age and it breaks my heart. It is a very HARD battle with yourself to overcome, I am still not over it and I am almost… GULP..30! My mom told me to think about what I would say to my little girl. I cant even imagine the things little girls go thru now compared to when I was little. It has to be 10 million times worse.

I think the lesson to myself is to be more confident and praise God for what he has given me. I need to spend LESS time picking apart the body he gave me and spend MORE time thanking him for all the blessings he has given me.



10 thoughts on “Insecurities

  1. Kelli

    hi Tara! I've recently read two books, both helped me tremendously… check them out if you have time 🙂

    So Long Insecurity – Beth Moore
    What Women Fear – Angie Smith

    You have nothing to worry about, you're drop dead gorgeous 🙂

  2. Karleen

    As Kelli said, you are drop dead gorgeous! But I can totally related to this post & I'm so happy you wrote it. This is definitely something I struggle with. I'm 20lbs heavier than I was 3 years ago…I workout 1-2 times a day (a mix of cardio & weights) I eat predominitaly vegetarian. I eat a little fruit & lots of veggies and I still can't lose a single lb! I just need to learn to appreciate that I'm healthy & capable of doing all the active things that I love.

  3. Belle Rose

    Hi Tara,
    I had two main insecurities. My height and my ears.
    I've managed to overcome both by reading through blogs online and insecurity books. They honestly do help!
    By the way, you're lovely, don't be insecure!!!!!

    Belle Rose x

  4. Meka H

    Tara you are on top of things! You seem to ALWAYS be put together and have it going on! We all have some insecurities, mine is my weight. I've read So long Insecurity by Beth Moore and now I am doing a women's study with Made to Crave.

    We ALL need to praise God more and thank him for the way we are wonderfully made!!!

  5. southernbellejm

    I have insecurities about my weight ALL THE TIME! I hate being curvy and just want to be skinny! I'm not big by any means, but still…
    I know how you feel!

  6. amandabarham2

    I need your help! I've read your blog forever & have never left a comment. I recently found some colored skinny jeans at a local boutique. They are Scarlett Boulevard. I really want some white ones or even other colors. I've looked online & can't find them anywhere. Do you know where I can buy this brand?
    Thanks so much!
    Amanda Barham

  7. Tara

    It affects all of us in some way or another! I have to stop some times and say a prayer. I also have to try and remember that God made me the way he did for a reason, therefore if I'm complaining then I'm criticizing what he created! ….Easier said than done 🙂

    thanks for sharing your heart!

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