I’m seventeen and I live in Cambridge, New Zealand. I go to St Peter’s Cambridge. I really enjoy doing art and being out and active and just being in nature and enjoying fresh air. Putting on some good music and going out for a run and exercising to get that stress away and get my mind back to where it needs to be works for me. I really love listening to music, it calms and relaxes me.
Having a busy life stresses me out. There’s lots of work to do because I’m in my last year of school. All the internals and assignments that are due in and exams coming up gets quite stressful. Getting out of that space and exercising and listening to music is good for taking you away from that. Being physical is a big help because it makes me feel free.
Beauty to me is being comfortable in your own skin, confident, healthy and happy and not afraid to be who you are and not afraid to express who you are.
I think everyone has their insecurities and it’s learning to accept those and living with them. Show them and make use of them. To the girls out there who are insecure I would say everybody has insecurities, so don’t try and hide them. Just make the most the most of them because no ones perfect.
For me being beautiful is being happy, being confident, spending time with friends, spending time in the sun and having a good time with people I’m comfortable being around and who enjoy my company as well.
Do something every day that makes you happy. That’s really important and it’s something that can make you feel good about yourself whenever there’s something bad going on.