Social media is a fascinating world of its own. We’re the forever online generation, and that comes with many benefits and losses too. While we are constantly evolving and becoming more open to the world that extends beyond our little bubble, there’s also a flip side to it. We often tend to get too caught up in the virtual world, the celeb weddings, the crazy trends and the various crazy challenges that spread like a wildfire. But like I said, it’s not all bad.
I am sure you’re aware of the latest #10YearChallenge that has been raging on the internet these days. Celebs and people from across the world have been sharing their own versions of the challenge showcasing their journeys over the past decade. While most of them are just for a good laugh, there are many thought-provoking and inspiring stories as well. One of these inspirational journies belongs to Yuvraj Singh‘s wife and actress, Hazel Keech. The Bodyguard actress, took to Instagram to share a photo which showed her at the age of 22 and 32 years, respectively. In the post, she spoke about battling depression, bulimia and her constant struggles of trying to fit in. But, that’s not it. Hazel also spoke about overcoming all of it and finding the strength to be herself.
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Here is my #10yearchallenge 22 years on the right VS almost 32 years on the left…. and how far I’ve come! I was battling depression, starving myself, had bulimia, dyed my hair dark and kept it long trying to fit in a please everyone around me but hiding all the pain with a smile and joke so no one knew. Today, i can confidently talk about what I’ve gone through, i dont care what others think of me, i finally had the courage to cut my hair, i dont try and fit in anymore and i am happier, healthier and more at peace with myself than i ever imagined i could be! Wahooo #personalcelebration thanks whoever started the 10 year challenge ❤️
It is touching as well as inspiring to see the actress overcome her personal battles. I think all of us can learn a lesson or two from this. It is so easy to give in to self-doubt and pretend to be someone we’re not, just to fit in. I say this from experience, it never does anyone any good. I hope each one of us can see that we don’t have to fit in or follow in anyone’s footsteps under intimidation anymore. It is a hard thing to do but the world is a lot more aware now than it used to be. All we have to do is take one small step at a time and change the narrative.