I have always struggled with accepting myself and I know that a lot of people feel the same way. I am proud of who I am and I think everyone should love themselves no matter what. I am enough.
- You are strong, sometimes too strong. Perhaps all that strength comes from giving pieces of yourself to everyone only to have to stitch it all back together. It’s ok to be weak and need help. It’s ok to cry too.
- You are tone deaf, you can’t clap to a beat or sing. Be open about it and don’t get so defensive. So what, you can’t hear the beat but you can fake it with the best of them. Lord knows you sound awful when you try to sing but you slay every song in the car. You love it so keep doing it.
- You wear your heart on your sleeve, this is good and bad. You try to hide your emotions but to no avail. Your emotions leave you vulnerable and that scares you, it lets you get hurt.
- You are a book nerd, it’s your escape. You’re the girl that can quote almost every line from every Harry Potter book. Nerd is a compliment to you. A reader lives a thousand lives before they die and you are dead set on not missing a minute of any of them.
- You are dedicated, you can achieve anything. It’s never a matter of if you can do it, it is how and when you will. Don’t let fear hold you back.
- You are an old soul, embrace it. You get told “You are 60 years old” based on some of the music you love. That is so unique and don’t let anyone change that. So scream Lynyrd Skynyrd and Journey at the top of your lungs and embrace your 60 year old taste in music.
- You are a competitor, in everything you do. From the lacrosse field to a card game, you like to be good at everything. Remember that it’s ok, you are not perfect and you don’t have to be. Don’t lose yourself in the competition of life.
- You are humble, says the girl writing about herself. You’ve never thought of yourself as better than or more deserving than other people. Humility is one of the most important things in your life and you take pride in that.
- You love wholeheartedly, be cautious of that. Don’t ever be afraid to love, but don’t give your love away for free. Know your worth and wait for the person that respects you. In todays world people move so very fast, slow down and let yourself love and lose.
- You are loved, even in your worst moments. Your parents love you even when you repeatedly forget to take the trash out (sorry mom)… Your friends love you even when they hate you. Never let someone make believe you are not loved or worth being loved.
This piece is about self love and knowing your strengths and weaknesses. It’s OK to be flawed, God made us this way and we have to accept that. I am not perfect and I don't need to be.