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Audrey Hepburn Changed My Life

By Kat H

Everyone has heard of Audrey Hepburn…and if you haven’t where have you been for the last 50 years? Audrey Hepburn is one of the most well known actresses of the 20th Century, known not only for her films, but also for her beauty.
 
However, Audrey Hepburn has always held a special place in my heart. There are many reasons for this, but the most important reason is how she so actively encouraged people to find the best in themselves. She encouraged people to love themselves the way they are.
 
“You have to look at yourself objectively. Analyze yourself like an instrument. You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps, don’t try to hide them. Instead, develop something else.” -Audrey Hepburn
 
I think that everyone has their own individual, amazing qualities. It’s just searching, hunting for them and recognising that they are what make you different from everyone else.
 
Growing up I never really felt comfortable in my body. I felt too tall, too skinny and my hair was too flat. It wasn’t until I read a book about Audrey Hepburn that I realised that I needed to embrace what I saw as flaws.
 
Following on from that I rewatched ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ for about the 20th time. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is still my favourite movie of all time.
 
I still find it tricky sometimes to love my flaws. The scar on my knee annoys me sometimes, but then I remember that it is an amazing story to tell, and every time I tell it it gets more and more flamboyant.
 
As Audrey said, “The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy. It’s all that matters”.
 
Another thing that I love about Audrey Hepburn is how she put so much work into UNICEF. She is truly an inspiration for all. After WW2, she was given food and medical relief by UNICEF, so she had a personal connection to the organisation.
 
Realising how much you can do for others is so important. Sometimes even the smallest action can make a world of difference. The older you get the more you figure out just how much you can help others.
 
Audrey Hepburn changed my life because she made me realise how love is so important. Self-love, and love for others, really makes a difference in your life! After all, as the great Audrey said:

 
“They say love is the best investment; the more you give, the more you get in return.”
 

Written by Kat H.. You can find her writing on her blog, Feminish, on Twitter and on Instagram.

7 Comments

  1. Nora on 04/04/2018 at 3:13 PM

    Audrey was such a beautiful and kind person. I miss her. Great post💕

    • Kat H on 04/07/2018 at 5:48 PM

      Thank you 🙂 Audrey Hepburn was (and still is) such an inspiration!

  2. Jenny in Neverland on 04/05/2018 at 6:41 AM

    I absolutely adore that quote that you’ve included in this post from Audrey. It’s so true. She was such a wonderful woman and it’s a shame that so many people don’t really know much about her other than that she was pretty. Great post xxx

    • Kat H on 04/07/2018 at 5:50 PM

      It is a quote I constantly go back to. There are so many quotes from her that I love, but this one just speaks to me! I agree, so many people do just see her as pretty, and not for all of the things that she did! Thank you 🙂

  3. Claire Williams on 04/07/2018 at 6:52 AM

    Gosh she wasn’t half gorgeous was she? And I never realised until reading this post… she was full of wise advice as well! Some marvellous quotes to live by! x x x

    • Kat H on 04/07/2018 at 5:51 PM

      She was stunning! And you are right, she was full of wise advice. I love so many of her quotes – she is definitely someone to look up to!

  4. Charlene McElhinney on 04/09/2018 at 6:04 PM

    So wise and beautiful!! Xx

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