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If Beverly Naya Could Speak To Her Younger Self, This Is What She Would Say

   

Credit – instagram.com/thebeverlynaya

Life happens to us all and as we grow into maturity, we come into the realisation that some things should not have been the reason for our frailty.

Nollywood actress, Beverly Naya is in that stage right now; the stage of self-realization.

On her Instagram page  – @thebeverlynaya she shared how she lost her self esteem and tried to please everyone because she felt she wasn’t beautiful enough.

She later realized she didn’t have to live her life to be liked by people.

Read what she wrote below:

I’ve come a long way from the little girl who was bullied for having really bad eczema, crooked teeth, a ‘lightbulb head’ and ‘football legs’. I never thought I was beautiful as a child and once I hit my early teens, I found myself overcompensating for my lack of self-esteem.

I wanted to please in every way to the detriment of my own happiness…this carried on into my early twenties when after two years of living in Nigeria, I nearly completely lost myself trying to fit in and be understood/liked.

I guess growing up as an only child has partly attributed to my reserved nature. I’m an introvert when you first meet me but an extrovert when comfortable, most times socially awkward on first encounters (first few encounters in some cases lol) but my heart is always in the right place…I’m not perfect.

I think I only truly found myself last year, I stopped trying to make people like me, stopped trying to force people to see the real me…the funny me, the happy and bubbly me, the caring me. I realised that only those who are genuinely supposed to be in my life would always be the ones who get to see this.

I only realised last year that you can’t force people to like you, neither can you dumb down/change who you are to be accepted. I’m not perfect but God thinks I am and He knows it’s been an emotional battle to get my mind to where it is today, but I am so incredibly grateful and proud of myself for the woman I am becoming…

I say becoming because I don’t believe any of us are there yet, I don’t think we ever stop growing into our purpose, but the journey (if you allow it to happen without manipulating it) truly is beautiful.
If I could speak to my younger self, I would tell her:

Dear Beverly,
I love you so much. You are beautiful, you are worthy, you are a gift from God and you are enough.

The very words my mum has told me since I was a young child, the very words that went in one ear and out the other…the very words that with time, experience and growth; I wholeheartedly understand and accept today.

Signed BN
Written at 02:35am on June 12th 2017

Moral of the story: I hope you overcome all your challenges, I hope you look beyond the opinions of others and remember the fact that God and your soul are always rooting for you…

you owe it to yourself to not only be the best version of you but to give yourself the very best treatment because no one can love you better than you can. Be your own kind of beautiful, love always.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Magdalene Edet Emg

    Magdalene Edet Emg

    August 25, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Thank u Beverly Naya

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  3. Lisa Salmwang

    Lisa Salmwang

    April 25, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    She’s so beautiful…..that beautiful accent topping it up join……..

    • Nnaamah Jane

      Nnaamah Jane

      April 27, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Lisa Salmwang am telling you I love her accent

  4. Maryam Musah

    Maryam Musah

    April 25, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    She’s One Of The Best….I really do like her..

  5. Princess Michelle

    Princess Michelle

    April 25, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Beauty is nt jst abt facial appearance bt also having a good heart towards people

  6. Lilian Ferdinand

    Lilian Ferdinand

    April 25, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    She said her school mates used to call her “AUGUSTA” cos of her fore head lol, but she’s so beautiful.

  7. Oladejo Blessyn Afeso

    Oladejo Blessyn Afeso

    April 25, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    You are beautiful dearie with your lovely accent

  8. Tonia Diamond

    Tonia Diamond

    April 25, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I love her so much

  9. Petronilla Chychy Uka

    Petronilla Chychy Uka

    April 25, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    I cherish her strength and charisma,she is so beautiful❤️❤️❤️

  10. Shelby Agbai

    Shelby Agbai

    April 26, 2020 at 1:50 am

    I love you Beverly 😍😍😍

  11. Mmenim Ekpeowo

    Mmenim Ekpeowo

    April 26, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Self love is the ultimate ❤

  12. Vivian Toku Cameron

    Vivian Toku Cameron

    April 26, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    You are absolutely stunning

  13. Chinyere Moneke

    Chinyere Moneke

    April 27, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Wow… Who would’ve thought? Your confidence makes people see you the way you start seeing yourself

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