In the past couple of months I have started reading some blogs about self-love and wellness and I am loving it.
As I approach 28 I have finally started to become happy with who I am as a person. I do need to work on it a little more (I think you always continue to work on it) but I am on the way to saying that "I love who I am".
I watch what I say and when I say something negative about myself; I am now realising it and I stop myself. I also am trying to stop judging people because I don't know what their story is and really who I am to judge. We are in a society of judgement...we judge everything we see, hear and come across. So needless to say it is hard to all of a sudden stop this habit that has been ingrained in us since we were young.
To some of you this may seem a little 'hippy' or 'airy fairy' but I believe what you send out into the universe comes back to you and that includes good and bad. I have always tried to be a positive person and what will be will be so now I am taking that to a new level.
I have always been self conscious of how I look due to my teenage years at school; I was always compared to my best friend at the time, she was pretty and I was a tom boy who didn't wear make up and wore baggy clothes. I will always remember this boy at school telling me that I was ugly, wow did that hurt my feelings. I was a fragile teenage girl and a boy telling you that stays with you.
As I became an adult I came into my own and found make up and more girlie clothes I all of a sudden became 'attractive' to the opposite sex and I held onto that very tightly. But with that started a whole new mind game of thinking; I still thought that I was ugly under my make up and fake tan so I would always, and I mean always wear make up even if I was sick and wasn't going anywhere. Who can sustain that really?
This year has been my year in the sense of changing careers, starting up my own business, getting married and now finally getting more comfortable with who I am and what I look like.
I will now go out without make up on (still a little conscious) and show off my white legs and arms (you will still see me with fake tan sometimes). It is refreshing and empowering to be on the path to say "I am happy with who I am and what I look like". I know I still have work to do to be completely happy but at least I can say I am working on it and learning.
Everyone is beautiful and for any one to say otherwise has no right.
Ladies, be happy with who you are and accept everything that you are, good and bad because in this life it is you and without being able to love yourself you can't fully love another.
Be happy & healthy,