One of the things I know I struggle a great deal with in life is self love.
Ummm…guys…that’s not what I meant. Sheesh! Heads…out…of…gutter… Pay attention.
I have always struggled to feel accepted and valued. I have always struggled with believing I was good enough. I have always struggled to believe I deserved love and success. I have spent most of my life not loving and respecting myself.
While I am doing so much better in this area now than I used to, I still have to remind myself from time to time that I am worthy. And when I don’t think I am worthy, I am harder on myself than the worst bullies in my life ever were.
Those are the times I need self love.
I need to remind myself that I am human and its ok to make mistakes. I need to remind myself that its about progress and not perfection. I need to remind myself that I deserve love and respect as much as the next person. I need to remind myself, at times, that if I don’t love and respect myself, then no one else will love and respect me.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many of us are struggling to feel loved. It can be hard to see so many others with people they love and who love them in return. It can leave us feeling as though we are…less…because we don’t have someone. We, and I include myself in this, need to remind ourselves that we still have someone to love.
That person is ourselves. Spend this Valentine’s Day loving yourself if you don’t have someone in your life. And no, not having someone does not mean you are broken or unlovable. It just means you are learning to love yourself so make sure you blow that special kiss to yourself.
Oh! With me talking about loving ourselves, you may be wondering about the initials on my necklace. Those are the initials I will carry once my name is legally changed. That is a reminder to me to love myself.
I love you all.
See it on Flickr.
Accessories: Cae – Sentimental [@ Cupid Event]
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Eyes – The Face – Sparkle Eyes Pallet
Hair – Mina – Clenna [@ Belle Event]
Head & Ears – Catwa Catya
Shape – Custom – Not for sale.
Skin – Head: The Face – Natalie Skin, SPF 30 [@ Vanity Event] & Body: Fiore (SPF 30)
Make Up – The Face – Natalie Make-Up Palette [@ Vanity Event]
Pose – Amitie – Sparkle 02
***Natalie LIMITED Face + Makeup it is available at Vanity Event.***