So this whole month of Emily is weird, but I keep pressing on. I have been diligent about doing selfish things. It’s involved a ton of reading, not sharing my desserts, being bold about how I feel and getting tons of sleep.
Self-love is so powerful.
Instead of focusing on the body parts, personality traits and bits and pieces of me that could use a boost, I am shifting my view. The things I love are more prevalent. Like, I think my smile is lovely and that I am considerate and confident. I’ll never forget on my cross-country bike ride two summers ago, I asked two girls on tour what they loved about themselves. And one girl said no one had ever asked her that question. Ever. Loving yourself means figuring out and knowing what you love about yourself!
When I walk into a room and think, oh my gosh I’m so awkward, I’m the youngest person in the room, I don’t know anyone, I don’t feel qualified, then I become and am that person, right? But if I walk into a room and believe that I will make a friend, that I have earned a spot at the table, that people there care about my opinions, I have a totally different experience. My insecurities are put to rest and I can steer my energies towards positivity.
I have tons of insecurities. I’ve really come to realize this as I have spent a lot of time reflecting this month (and in general). But instead of letting the insecurities grow, I am punching them square in the face. Enough is enough! How will I ever reach my dreams of owning my own successful and amazing business someday if I let my doubts lead me?
I certainly have not had any epiphanies so far during my #ebselflove month, but I am so grateful that there is enough time in my day to reflect and learn and grow and push myself to be the best version of me out there. There’s only one opportunity to be 24, to be alive, to really do this thing called life. And I just want it to be epic. And I think the awesomeness we can experience in life stems from how we view ourselves and the world.
You are beautiful. Life is beautiful. Soak it all up, look at the world through a positive lens and be a badass.