hello my loves. so this is my entry for the forever sweetheart contest. and you may think that when i say i love myself, i am being narcissistic. but i hope you dont take it the wrong way, because that’s not how i intend it.
you see, ive had my fair share of struggles with boys in the past, i think we all have. im pretty young, and guys in high school generally havent matured enough to function properly in a relationship. im pretty used to being single, so its usually not that hard. when this contest on chictopia came up though, i was like girls with boyfriends are so lucky!!! i read so many adorable stories from lovely ladies. but its okay that i dont have that yet. and you want to know why? because i am (slowly) starting to love myself. the thing is, i think that before you can love someone else, you need to love yourself. its hard in this time for us girls, what with so much pressure put on weight and appearance and such. ive always been pretty self-conscious, quick to put myself down, always denying compliments. for me, its hard not to look in the mirror and not see flaws. its an ongoing struggle. putting physical appearance aside, i always feel inadequate in what i do. ive never felt good enough.
(this is where my blog post turns into a sappy, motivational speech; you are warned) the thing is though, i am good enough. i was put onto this earth for a purpose. and i need to love myself just the way i am, flaws and all. imperfections make people more beautiful. remember that, ladies. you are beautiful. even when you’re not wearing makeup and your hair’s a mess or you’re wearing sweats you are lovely.
its hard to love yourself. it really is. especially when you dont feel loved by others, it can be so difficult to feel fantastic about who you are. but you should feel great about yourself. because you are wonderful. and if you were single this valentines day or if you were not, love yourself. im starting to, and it makes me feel exhilarated.
so when i say i love myself, im not trying to be totally narcissistic. im trying to be happy with who i am.i encourage all of you to try to do the same. because you are all beautiful, wonderful people.