When I was 19, I discovered some rashes in my body. I used to be very conscious about my body because of those rashes.
It turns out I am allergic to stress.
If I am tired or stressed out, the rashes appear on random places.
The doctor said it was incurable, so I need to bear with it my whole life.
When I was taking the national exam, rashes all over my body.
When I had trouble studying and getting good grades, rashes here and there.
When I was stressed out because of work, you know what happens.
Sometimes they're on my torso, hands, neck, and I hate it the most when they're all over my face.
Because they won't be gone for weeks.
The irony? Stress is the trigger, and the rashes made me more stressed out.
It was a cursed loop.
But after years, I finally come to terms with those little shits.
It started back when I was in high school, in 2011.
I accepted my fate years later, in 2017. It took me 6 years to accept my flaws.
So how did I embrace it?
Someone told me:
"It's humane to have allergies and rashes."
So here I am.
With the same message for you.
It's okay to have flaws.
It's okay if you don't like your body.
One day, you will be able to accept it.
One day, you will be the one who says this to another person.
We are human after all.