When we face anything, whether they are our burdens, our fears, our insecurities, we have to stand up tall and look them in the eye. The only one that actually has the power to stop you is yourself. Take your burdens and let them be your stepping stones. You can rise above them all.
Beauty is defined as one thing or another depending on the person. All beauty should be appreciated, but do not force your view of beauty to another and do not confrom to another's view of beauty. Stand proud and confident. Let others see your beauty and let yourself see theirs. True beauty truly shines when we finally stand with confidence and when we accept one another.
Books bring us to fantastical realms, let us experience daring adventures, enrapture us in the romance. They are not the only heroes and heroines of the world. We are all protagonists in our own stories, our own lives. Go out there, experience new things, who knows what will come. That might just start your story.