Go Ahead, Celebrate Yourself!

Go Ahead, Celebrate Yourself!

Celebrate yourself, it's not selfish.


I think one of my many mistakes is not celebrating myself and doing things that I've always wanted to do by myself. If you're like me, you forget that sometimes you need to take time to do something for you. You are always devoting yourself to other people and sometimes forget that you need a rest every once in awhile. Here are some ways to celebrate yourself!

1. Go get some food

I know this is obvious (who doesn't like food?), but go to a nice sit-down restaurant, sit there, and have your favorite meal. Don't be afraid to eat by yourself and enjoy your own company.

2. Bath time

Turn off your phone, run the bath, and get a cute little bath bomb to help your worries flow away. Along with all this, turn on the most relaxing music you have and just enjoy. You deserve it.

3. Buy something

It doesn't have to be expensive, it can be as cheap as $3, but sometimes just buying yourself something can help your mood and help you celebrate yourself because you deserve it.

4. Oooh La La

Now, who doesn't like a dessert? Oohh La La is right. Cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, you name it. Grab your favorite dessert and enjoy it with red or white wine or a simple soda. You deserve it, so celebrate yourself and savor into something sweet.

5. Lazy Day

It's okay to be lazy and to do nothing. Being lazy doesn't mean you are lazy, it just means that you are taking time to yourself to celebrate yourself. You deserve to be relaxed! You deserve to be lazy for a day!

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10 Bible Verses Your Self-Esteem Needs To Recite Right Now

Sometimes you need to search for inner strength and find your own self worth.

We all get those days that we just don't feel good enough for anything. Everything is going wrong. For me, I go to the bible to read the words of God. His personal dialog for us is filled with encouragement, hope, and lessons we can learn from. Here are my top ten verses that are uplifting and impacting when at the lowest of lows:

1. Philippians 4:13:

I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.

2. Psalm 46:5

God is within her, she will not fall.

3. Proverbs 31:25

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

4. Psalm 28:76

The Lord is my strength and my shield.

5. 1 Corinthians 25:10

By the grace of God, I am what I am.

6. Romans 5:8

I loved you at your darkest.

7. Psalm 62:5-6

Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on Him. God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure.

8. 2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

9. 1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

10. 2 Chronicles 20:15

The battle is not ours, but God's.

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Being A Model Doesn't Make You Less Self Conscious When It Comes To Relationships

Size 0 or size 10, we all have our insecurities.


Frankly, women have it rough, and that is putting it mildly. Both men and women continuously scrutinize our bodies. We are either seen as too thin or too curvy. Is there any in between or perfect weight? Can your skin ever be flawless, and can you ever be the ideal girl? Before critics role in saying I am focusing on external features versus internal matters, let me explain. It is perfectly normal to be both confident and self-conscious.

There are some days where I feel on top of the world, ready to face whatever challenge life throws at me. And then there are days where all I want to do is hide under my covers. If you follow my articles, then you may know I am a signed model which might make this next statement sound ridiculous. However, here it goes. Regardless of someone's size or weight, we all have insecurities.

My self-doubt might be different than the girl sitting next to me, but that doesn't make them any less real or valid. I often find myself haunted by my past, the girl I was before modeling and college. Instead of viewing myself as the hard working woman I am today, someone who is a signed model and activist for those with learning disabilities, I think of myself as the young, awkward, and timid girl I was beforehand. The girl with a speech impediment, the girl with braces, the girl who was bullied continuously throughout middle school.

People might say that your past doesn't define you. Although they would be correct, these individuals are wrong to say your past has no bearing on the person you are today. I have grown from the girl I used to be, using my personal history to influence my future. Past relationships help shape the way you view a new partner or influences the way you approach someone. I mean, let's be serious, if Ariana Grande's song "Thank U, Next" taught us anything, it is that our past does affect our view on life and love and we can learn from it.

Whether we are considering past relationships and how we grew from them or our personal past, we have to admit that our insecurities stem from our own history. Although other people see the woman I am today, I still see that quiet and meek child, even though I have grown out of that stage. My past still plays a role in my life every day.

I am terrified when it comes to relationships. When I see a cute guy, my immediate thought is "I don't have a chance; I am the girl who had a speech impediment." Despite people telling you otherwise, I understand the struggle and challenge to admit to yourself you deserve the sun and the moon.

We can learn from the past. It can be past relationships which taught you what you want and deserve, or it can be your past self. Just remember- do not to let your past define your future.

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