What does it mean to be "attractive"?

woah, what a big word!

Hi everyoneee!

Hope you had an AMAZING week because I definitely did. :) Feel free to shoot me an email back with all of your latest happenings; mine can be found below. I also added a new section in this round called “Photo Corner,” so go ahead and check that out below, too.

Anyways, I’m super excited to write about one of the concepts I’ve struggled to understand the most, in a personal sense- attractiveness. The idea of someone being labelled “hot” or “not,” or even rated on a scale of one-ten (because face it, we’ve all done that before) is just weird. Isn’t attractiveness so subjective and complex? How are we able to make that decision so quickly?

Another thing I really really hate is when someone else says that opinion to your face- whether it be positive or not. I’d much rather form my own opinion about the way I look than have someone tell me.

Attractiveness is something I’ve struggled with until more recently. I never felt truly comfortable in my skin until I realized this: I don’t need to be attractive to succeed in my career. I don’t need others to think I’m “hot” or “beautiful”. I don’t need the room to look at me in awe. In the sense of “looks” attractiveness, I simply just don’t need it.

I’m not saying I’ll go out looking like crap, but even if I do look like crap, I just don’t want to feel like crap. I’ve long accepted that I’m not the most prettiest person in the world (looks-wise), but I don’t care if I don’t fit that status quo of beauty. Even though I’m not fitting by the books, I feel pretty. I feel beautiful.

And, really, I think that’s a powerful mental revelation to have. Feeling beautiful is more important than looking beautiful, in my opinion. I really didn’t want to get too cliché here, but it’s true, right? True beauty comes from within.

So, what does it really mean to be “attractive”?

The beauty of beauty is that it is undefined. It can be interpreted in an infinite amount of ways. More importantly, beauty is something that can only be recognized within ourselves. When we feel beautiful is when we look beautiful. It’s an investment and a responsibility to love your whole self that takes time to grow into.

If you’re not feeling your best, or feel like you don’t look your best, that’s ok. Even at our worst, learning how to love ourselves takes time.

Thanks for reading another one of these random streams of consciousness!

xx

Srilekha


Music Faves

Years & Years obsession- WEEK 2.


Some Savvy Life Updates

excited for this week!

  • I went on a virtual tour of my future uni’s business school. YALL I’M SO EXCITED! IM PROBABLY COMMITING THIS WEEK!

  • I’m still tutoring French for free (if you’re interested hmu! I’m totally down to help out, even one-off q’s!)

  • YALL IF YOU HAVEN’T USED HOURS YET, YOU’RE MISSING OUTTT CLICK HERE

  • My cousin <3 joined Plannr as a graphic designer and I’ve never been THIS pumped!! UPDATE- she had her first post! Check out @plannrconsulting to see the self care kit!

  • I have an internship interview this week, super pumped!

  • New boba place in Austin got me like :O

  • 49 days until graduation!! and anika’s bday!!


Photo Corner

Some of my fave moments from this week <3


Throwback Articles :)

THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM MUST BE FIXED - Westwood Horizon

FORCED MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES - Redefy


Helpful Links

Leave a comment

Share Simply Srilekha


Connect with me!

Instagram • Twitter • Facebook • LinkedIn • MuckRack

e: srilekha@urbanasian.com

w: simplysrilekha.com

Plannr Consulting

phone number & personal email available upon request