I’ve been sitting here for half an hour now trying to put my thoughts into words but it’s a lot easier said than done. Over the last few months I’ve realized that self love is more than essential. I began to notice that I invested all my time in others that I never took the time to invest in myself. I decided that I needed to learn more about myself, spend time with myself everyday. I began to accept myself as well. Every last imperfection.
I like to read, so I make sure to read for at least a few minutes everyday before I go to bed. I have a “Q&A A Day” book. Every day for three years I get asked the same question and it’s fun. I enjoy looking back and seeing how oblivious I was to the world around me the previous year. I write in a journal every single day. Whether it’s about my day or if it’s about my upcoming blog posts. I enjoy writing down my thoughts, letting out my stress, and reflecting on life it’s self. It really is so, so good if you let it be and find the beauty in the world around you. I dress up and wear makeup to school because I like to and it makes me feel confident and good about myself. Although, that’s not to say I don’t feel that way if I’m in pajama pants and a naked face. I like drinking smoothies and eating trail mix. I also like drinking milkshakes and stuffing my face with french fries.
My point is to love yourself regardless of what everyone else thinks. If it makes you happy, do it. Your life is yours and yours alone so go out and make memories, make yourself smile, make others smile, and love every inch of yourself no matter how hard it is or how long it takes. The only person you’re guaranteed in life is yourself. Might as well use that to your advantage.
With love, McKenz