Wednesday, October 1, 2014

That Time I Practiced Self Love

Last Thursday Sarah talked about whether it was possible to love yourself while still feeling self-conscious

In my opinion, the answer is yes. Like my comment on her post, I think that we all have moments of self-loathing. I also think its important to have some sort of balance to that, to find something  you love about yourself.

Obviously this list is personal, but here are some confessions about self-love. 

+ Determination. I turn 30 this year. I still haven't graduated from college. My 20s were full of rough patches and bad choices. Regardless of what was going on, my determination to finish school never wavered. 

+Sense of humor. I truly believe laughter is the best form of medicine. Whether sad, mad, hurt, or happy, laughing just helps.

+Independence. I'm fiercely independent. So much so that it could be considered a flaw. Nonetheless, I stand on my own twp feet and and handle anything I can on my own.

+Hair. What kind of list would this be if I didn't add this? It may be shallow or lame but this is my list and I love my hair. While the rest of you spend hours at the salon or in the bathroom straightening, curling, and blow drying, I step out of the shower add some gel and go. 

+Legs. This is something that I struggled with for the longest. Just like every other woman on the planet I thought my thighs were too big or that they jiggled too much. Then 25 came and I realized it was all bullshit. Who cared? No one but me, that's who. And now, though I was them to be more toned, as I do my entire body, I no longer care that they jiggle.

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