Someone Will Be Worth The Wait

Someone Will Be Worth The Wait

Meanwhile, love yourself and enhance your life to make your future even greater. In time we will gravitate towards those we love. Someone will love your entire self, and so should you.

When you look in the mirror after a long night's rest, feeling as if you should be glowing from your preservation, but rather find a human face staring back at you- one with imperfections such as acne and bags under your eyes- please take the truth into consideration. The truth is, someone will love you, every imperfection included. How could someone ever get caught on a temporary breakout when you have the most beautiful eyes or the curliest locks?

When you step into the mist of a hot shower, and reveal your entire natural self, please take the truth into consideration. You are beautiful. Regardless of your skin color, hairstyle, weight, height, etc. Everyone has likes and dislikes about their own body, but all in all, we must take care of ourselves and love ourselves for who we are. So when you look down at your legs in the shower and notice a fresh bruise from walking into the end of your bed frame, instead of muttering "klutz...", laugh at your quirky self. Embrace your inner dork. One day you will find someone that will tease you for the ways you clumsily bump into obvious objects, but that person will also know what imperfections to not joke about. Someone will love the way your body curves and aligns. Someone will make sure you never go a day feeling undeserving of being called beautiful.

When you find yourself unable to find the perfect outfit to wear for the day, please take the truth into consideration. One day you will find someone that will view the clothes you wear as something that simply comforts you to the weather, or makes you feel more confident. Regardless if you feel as if a specific sweater fits you too tightly or has too many ruffles of loose fabric. Someone will love the way you find cozy warmth in your favorite robe. Someone will find beauty in the empowerment you feel when you put on your favorite little black dress.

When you give into the hunger, whether on time or in a rush, and go through the cupboards in search of something to eat, please take the truth into consideration. Treat yourself. Take your time. Sit yourself down to a nice breakfast and start the day off healthily. No counting the calories. No holding off until lunch. You will find someone that will find time to sit down to meals with you and make sure you have ate until you're full. You will find someone that will admire the ways you take care of yourself.

When you put on your funky jacket and boots, please take the truth into consideration. You will find someone that will adore the spunk and unique touches you put into yourself. Set your own trends. Who cares what others think about your thick heels or long coat? What you feel like you can rock, you can. Someone will admire the way you go about the day trying to be no one other than yourself.

When you get in the car on your way to school/work, please take the truth into consideration. You will find someone that will assure you to drive safely and set your phone aside. Put on your favorite music at a moderate volume, phone set aside, and eyes on the road. You have places to go and much yet to live. Your life and many others' are out on the roads. You will find someone that will ask if you got to your arrival safely and/or help you through rerouting your trip due to construction.

When you get to where you are going, in life that is, I hope that it is with the "someone" for you. You are deserving of love. You are deserving of care. You are deserving of so much more than you give yourself credit for.

So when your heart has found someone that makes life a lovely journey, supports you, encourages you, loves you, and takes care of you- don't let them go.

You are young. There is yet much time to allow things to work out. Be patient. What's meant to be will be.

Someone will be worth the wait. Meanwhile, love yourself and enhance your life to make your future even greater. In time we will gravitate towards those we love.

Someone will love your entire self and so should you.

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Why Do We All Seek Happiness Outside But Not Within Ourselves?

Self-Love is all about finding love for yourself based on your own judgement and no one else's.

When the emotions you hold so dear to yourself are not reciprocated and left unseen by the world, you are disappointed, you feel foolish because you were too gullible. The rest of the days are spent brainstorming and trying to find a solution to this miserable soul inside of you. When you wake up in the morning, instead of first putting on some clothes, you put on a facade of protection, a facade of joy, a facade of indifference because you feel a need to blend in, blend in to a society that teaches you to be compassionate but does not practice what it preaches.

Now, I can proceed to blame it all on society and complain about how it is not what it seems to be or I can try to change how I look at it. This change can be quite simple and does not need to be revolutionary. However, as effortless as it may sound, it is one of the most challenging tasks known to man and that is channeling what you wish to see in the society towards yourself. In simple terms, changing yourself before you wish to see transformation around you. If you wish to see more compassion out there, you need to discover compassion in yourself or in simple terms you have to ‘love yourself’.

Although I have probably heard this a million times throughout my life, it is very recently that I have actually realized and started practicing the value of ‘self love’. Once this is brought to practice, the results that follow are revitalizing and transformative. Yes, those are some big words and that is because the change it brings about, influences your life and mental health greatly. As humans, we are constantly seeking acceptance and validation from others as a fuel to our happiness. When the fuel left in you runs out, the happiness level starts to drain and so does your mental health. Validation and reciprocation become drugs that you become addicted to and when those are out of reach, withdrawal symptoms take over your emotions, your overall well-being.

True happiness, as they call it comes from within, it is not something external. ‘Internal happiness’ here, can be seen as a synonym for self-love, a synonym for self-respect. Whenever one is disappointed or angry or even happy, the cause of it should be identified, the cause should not be something that comes from the outside but something that arises from the inside.

I have mentioned this before in some other writings of mine, that just because I write about or preach about something, does not necessarily mean I have got it all figured out. I am just like you who is constantly experiencing something new and realizing something that I feel the need to share. The way I am trying to practice what I believe in is by diligently reminding myself whenever someone inflicts pain upon me that if I am feeling the way I am feeling, it is because I let it happen, I let the person or experience have an effect on me and that power should reside in your hands and no one else’s.

Self-love, as I would like to interpret it, is holding yourself accountable for your own feelings and making yourself independent both emotionally and mentally. Amidst all the reminders that we set for ourselves, we should set one that makes us realize that there is no other person in this world who has the potential to love you as much as you can love yourself and probably at the end of the day that’s all that you might need.

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To The Person Who Saved Me.

Bad times don't last. 

To The Person Who Saved Me

               Almost a year and a half ago I did not think I would be in the place I am today, my story was very different a year ago. I would lay in my bed at night crying myself to sleep over what had happened the night before. The person who I once trusted the most had come back to take yet another part of me. I had gotten to the point of acceptance, accepting that this is my reality everyone comes across something bad in their lives. This was my something bad. But I held on to the thought that maybe I wasn't completely broken, there had to be someone out there capable of loving me right? Problem is I didn't know if I was going to be able to find them, and if I did would I be able to keep them. 

Growing up in a house like mine was the same as living in a prison, quiet and lonely. There is no one you can trust, no way to get out, and no one to come help you. That was my reality until I met Alex. She is like no one I have ever met before, she showed me things I didn't even know existed. Self-love is one of the biggest things I've struggled with but after a year of encouragement and guidance I have come to the conclusion that I deserve the best. I knew the moment I met Alex that I never wanted to lose her, she was something special. Alex is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I will never know why but she chose me. 

Now it has been a little over a year and I am still falling in love with my best friend. Don't get me wrong, it isn't always rainbows and happiness in our relationship. But who want's that? Alex will be the first one to call me out on something i've done wrong, but still be there waiting with arms open when I need her the most. And I think that's what true love is, you have good and bad days love isn't always 50/50 sometimes you have to pick up that 80/20. It isn't always perfect, sometimes we argue and disagree but at the end of the day there is no one else I would rather be with or grow with. I would not want to do life with anyone else. 

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