My Journey to Self Acceptance

[Guest Post]

I’m mimie mailumo, I am a law student and an entrepreneur. I write about food, skincare and lifestyle on my blog posts. Please check out my blog here.


Looking smaller than my age has always been an insecurity of mine. Most of my friends are either taller than me or have bigger bodies than mine. But recently, I have come to notice that most people actually look smaller than their ages but the only reason this disturbed me was because the people I surrounded myself with, never stopped to remind me of my size. Of course this wasn’t said to me directly, it was rather an indirect reference. The funny part about it, is that they weren’t even my friends just acquaintances.


Being a muslim and haven grown in a mixed environment where i don’t really cover my hair when going out is now coming back to hunt me. I mean, recently I started covering my hair, and im slowly getting comfortable with it and even making it my style. I have a lot of ear piercings and so, I often wear the veil in a way my ears will be open. Plus, I have an ear problem. Lol, so the doctor advised me to be trying to allow air enter my ear more. This is of course of a win-win for me. Right? What infuriates me the most is the fact that as I am trying to change, I keep being reminded of “how I was”. These are people i used to talk to, I am not exactly friends with them anymore.

Blogging and posting most of my work on my instagram[ my most active social media platform] is something I just started, but of course is making me lose followers because well… most people aren’t interested in it. Funny thing is that I used to post and delete my pictures often, just it doesn’t fit. LOL!!!


I am not sure where I want to be, but I am on the road to getting there. And the biggest and most important step I have taken is accepting myself; flaws and embracing my insecurities. I am surrounding myself with only people that will motivate me and encourage all my goals and dreams. I am doing things FOR ME. I mean that was why I started blogging in the first place, because I wanted to! I am embracing my religion more and honesty I am so proud of myself. I don’t want to be a shadow of my true self anymore, I don’t want to deprive myself of happiness because of the echoes of others. I have embarked on this journey, I don’t know how it will be in the run long but I hope I fall completely in love with myself.


34 thoughts on “My Journey to Self Acceptance

  1. Some of us take longer to figure out exactly where we want to be, but I’m glad to read that they are starting on the right path! You definitely have to focus on loving and accepting yourself, so you have little to no concern of what others say or think about you. Way to go!

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  2. Ohh hello! I am a Muslim too. Glad to know you. In my opinion, looking smaller than your age is a good thing, isn’t it? I do look smaller than my age a bit and I love it. Also, losing followers on Instagram and other platforms is a common thing, it has nothing to do with you. Don’t worry about it. 💚

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  3. Reading this makes me think of my 9 year old granddaughter. She’s petite, small for her age. I was always tall and skinny for my age whilst growing up. But I always wanted to be shorter. Isn’t it funny how everyone seems to want what they don’t have? I hope you feel better about your size now. ❤️🦋🌀🙏


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