I remember running around the house pretending to be a princess from teddy-land, sprinkling my glitter on all my bears so they can be happy and protect me from my big bad brother. My Dad routinely told me that I’m beautiful and my smile made him smile. He protected me from harm and focused on loving life, but at one point it wasn’t enough to combat the negativity from others. I was too fat or too skinny. My hair, outfit, makeup, was judged and depicted to every last drop. I was never enough. Emotionally, I’ve let a relationship drain me by giving him power to steal my inner peace. I’ve felt alone and broken. I didn’t smile enough, constant anxiety, and spiraled downwards. I thought I hid my emotions well, but people saw it in my eyes. My smile didn’t give Dad good spirits, instead concern. I stressed in proving myself to others that I lost myself by letting their opinions dictate my life.

The moment you decide to be yourself, your inner beauty will resonate. Instead of focusing on imperfections; focus on the bigger picture – experiencing life! I started to pick off every negative aspect that covered up who I once knew because I missed the girl who saw possibilities everywhere, that appreciated happiness when she gave to others, who never set limits and never gave up. Thanks to life awakening experiences and encouragement from a handful of people, I adjusted my sails. I replaced negative thoughts with positive ones, let go to toxic people, and restored my focus on inspiring others. Life is good and better than ever – because I have the power to make it so.

To my lovely ladies: ignore anyone who tries to define you or give limitations in your life. Nothing holds you back more than your own insecurities. You’re beautiful so practice to love yourself more, and dream big through positivity. I’m here to inspire you, one red heel at a time 💗 By the way, I want to mention that I whole heartedly enjoy responding to email messages from you all in Asia. It warms my heart to know that I can encourage and inspire someone across the world from me, and for that I thank you. You give my life a meaning 🙂

Love, Ter

5 thoughts on “If I ever let my head down, it will only be to admire my shoes.

  1. You always gave me great advice on our sleepovers and I love being able to read your post now for inspiration. They always remind me to be thankful for everything positive in my life and be the happiest me regardless of the obstacles. I miss and love you Terri!
    Love, Minh Thu 🙂

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  2. Oh Ter I am so grateful to have known you in my life. You have inspired me more than I could ever say. I hope one day we’ll cross pathes again. Love reading your blog!

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  3. Ter Bear!!!

    I love this very much. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. How amazing to see your life going in that direction 🙂 I can’t tell you enough how much you have made a difference in my life and inspired me.

    Excited to see more of your blogs 🙂

    Lots and lots of love,


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