So why the name Birthmarked? Well it’s named after exactly what it means; a birthmark. I have one on my left foot. It’s brown, it takes up close to the entire top of my foot, and big shock, I have had it my whole life. When I was younger I used to be incredibly self-conscious about my birthmark. I never got bullied or teased (perks of going to a miniature elementary school and having an older brother) but I always tried hiding it. Over time, I got comfortable with it. Fast forward to the present, I actually forget I have it most of the time.
So what does this have anything to do with a blog? Great question. We may not all have birthmarks that we are self-conscious about, but we all have had or have something we are insecure about. We have all faced something in our lives that we wished we could change but couldn’t. We have also all had times when we end up being grateful for something that didn’t work out. Because despite the initial heartbreak, something unexpected and better resulted from the circumstances. Birthmarked represents all of these things and more. It represents the confidence that we gain from embracing who we are, it encourages the ideal of being comfortable being uncomfortable and it offers newfound perspectives. Believe it or not, it’s all of these things that allow us to become stronger, grow as individuals and practice gratitude to its fullest. Birthmarked is all about accepting these things. Once we accept the thoughts and events that hold us back, we can truly become who we want to be and live the most fulfilling life.