Self-Love is about feeding yourself exactly what you need to grow. Your Self-Love Journey shouldn’t leave you alone and sad so if you find that it is, darling you’re doing it wrong.
I found a note in my phone from January 14, 2016. I don't quite remember what situation I was writing about but I still resonate with the words of my 19 year-old self. I hope these words speak to you the way they spoke to me today.
Since life ebbs and flows, an opportunity to reflect is what we need to remind us of how far we've come. Unfair expectations and unmet goals can make us feel like failures but progress, whether large or small is still progress and we should be grateful for it.
I was listening to some of the latest songs when time stopped. I was no longer as strong and fearless...I was transported back to a time when I didn’t believe I was enough. This post is for every brown girl who has ever been haunted by demeaning lyrics.
Once I realized that my definition of “love” was synonymous with “pain” I knew that I had to re-evaluate and redefine a lot of things.
This week I’ve learned so much about myself and this journey through Self-Love. I’m grateful for every step and what may seem like a misstep.
There are still parts of myself that I am learning to heal on a daily basis. This week I realized that. I hope this post resonates with you.