Learning to love the things I can’t change | Hippie Skin

Learning to love the things I can’t change

I woke up this morning to a question. The question was; “What would you change about yourself if you could?” 

Instantly I knew the answer, it’s been the same answer since I was twelve years old. I’d change the fact that I have a disability. Being 23 and having a disability usually has it ups and downs. When it comes to those times I’m literally so over being myself.  Then five minutes later, I decided that was too deep, so I decided I’d change the fact that I’m too forgiving.

As I got into the shower I thought more about the question, and then I decided I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve spent so much time of my life wishing that I could be different or more like certain people, that I always forget to love myself exactly how I am. 

There’s nobody in this entire universe that’s exactly me and that’s such a beautiful and comforting thought. My body has taken me places, fought through exhaustion, been through multiple surgeries, and gotten me through situations I never thought I could handle because of being disabled, but I did.  

My personality may have not always been for everyone but it has brought me towards people I know are meant to be in my life. While I may consider myself to be too forgiving, it’s what makes me, me. I always try to see the best in others because of this trait.


Everything I’ve been through has helped me learn and continue to grow into the person I am today. I’m still continuing to learn and grow as I’m getting older and I realize that there’s always going to be moments where I wish I could change something about my life, but I’m always going to have to try and love myself first.

About the Author:
I’m Kierstynn and I’m the hippie intern! I’m 23 and currently a senior at Weber state university and I’m majoring in communications, with an emphasis of multimedia journalism. I’m also minoring in fashion merchandising which I’m very excited about! I decided to do an internship with Hippie Skin and Bethany because I think this company is doing amazing things. I love the fact that it’s breaking down barriers of topics that people are afraid to speak about. I also love the fact that Hippie Skin tries to help everyone feel comfortable in their own skin regardless of who they are. They let everyone know how beautiful they already  are and it’s such an amazing thing to witness. 
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