learning to love myself

Updated on Feb 20, 2010
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paulinabelle 's Thoughts:

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.

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Comments (80)

citysleek
citysleek on December 19
Gorgeous outfit! Amazing message <3
chrissylovesyou
chrissylovesyou on December 26
Such A Cute Pic ! And I Love The Message .You Should Love Yourself . . .Your Beautiful ! :) I Like The Outfit BTW . [; chic! :))
TynaNguyen
TynaNguyen on December 16
haha
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on January 01
haha?
angelsinthesnow
angelsinthesnow on June 09
lovely picture and words- what you said completely hit home, and from now on I'm going to try to take what you said to heart!
raluque
raluque on April 12
you look sooo cute
SusannaAltair
SusannaAltair on April 04
added! added to faves :)
lizzlexsizzle
lizzlexsizzle on March 15
awww love this
Catiii
Catiii on March 04
oh, so lovely :) cutest tights!
magpie_girl
magpie_girl on March 02
beautiful photos, beautiful words :) congrats at winning!!
iheartpretty
iheartpretty on March 01
Congratulations!!!!!
SewStylishRhea
SewStylishRhea on March 01
i love this outfit so perfect for vday and your posts are awesome.
mell
mell on February 28
very cute tights!! i love reading your post. we all should love ourselves, that's where the confidence come from, right? :)
veri
veri on February 28
you are sooo right!
fiercess
fiercess on February 27
i love the heart tights!
stephaniesilly
stephaniesilly on February 25
congradulations
magpie13
magpie13 on February 25
i absolutely love this. you completely deserved to win! but everything you said is perfect and it's so right. i wish EVERYONE loved themselves!!!!! this is inspiring. i completely agree on loving yourself before someone else.
Lauren579
Lauren579 on February 25
CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!! C: very cute outift btw:-)
FifthSparrow
FifthSparrow on February 25
congrats and thinks for the awesome post...i'm slowly learning to love myself too xx
tdmwoit
tdmwoit on February 25
great outfit and you totally deserved to win!
LeBee
LeBee on February 25
so cute. I love your tights!
danoh131
danoh131 on February 25
congratulations on winning. your blog was original and you were very deserving. Loving your style too :)
daydreaming
daydreaming on February 24
LOVE THOSE TIGHTS!
Candisswayla
Candisswayla on February 24
cute tights!!!!
humanbehavior
humanbehavior on February 24
Congratulations, sweetie! This is beautiful. =]
pink_lace
pink_lace on February 24
Love this outfit so much :) the skirt is fabulous!
lolkat
lolkat on February 24
cute tights and skirt~ congrats
ingridbarbie
ingridbarbie on February 24
i love your tights!!! Beautiful!! congrats on winning the contest!!!
stephaniesilly
stephaniesilly on February 24
congradulations!
sewmesomelove
sewmesomelove on February 24
these tights are to die for! SO CUTE! congrats on winning!
hayleighsabeast
hayleighsabeast on February 24
the tights are adorable, and your message empowering. i'm very glad you won a gift card (:
chatterboxb1234
chatterboxb1234 on February 23
loveee those tights and the message :)
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on February 22
fabulous tights!
mformireia
mformireia on February 22
supersupercute!
fauxpas
fauxpas on February 22
Cute skirt ;)
Kimberellie
Kimberellie on February 22
That isn't narcissistic at all! great post! It's so true and lovely and thoughtful and important! (And you look adorable! Love the tights!)
Drabina
Drabina on February 22
Perfect white skirt :) !
sixty_miss
sixty_miss on February 22
cute outfit. :) lovely tights ;;)
purplesushi
purplesushi on February 22
cute:)
ilovemystyle
ilovemystyle on February 21
love ur tights
nennen35
nennen35 on February 21
very lovely!!
pycheun
pycheun on February 21
love your outfit and your post =)
msmichelle
msmichelle on February 21
The skirt is gorgeous and I love love the tights. Love your valentine, lookin' out for #1 hehe :)
Shelby
Shelby on February 21
hahaha this is perfect!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on February 21
Super cute tights!!!!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on February 21
this is so cute :DD
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on February 21
ahh pauline! i've already gushed about this photo on your blog, but i'm going to gush about here too! i love this! from the whole outfit to the underlying empowering message, it's perfect! :)
aCullen
aCullen on February 21
this is so sweet pauline!
asiianhoniie
asiianhoniie on February 21
love your heart tights :D
sazzychiq
sazzychiq on February 21
skirt is awesome!!
peanutbutter
peanutbutter on February 21
im loving this!
Cariissa
Cariissa on February 21
adorable!
baibai
baibai on February 21
very cute! & i love that you love yourself! LOL
Sizoe
Sizoe on February 21
Greaaaatttt tights!
paisleyplease
paisleyplease on February 21
omg those tights are soooo cute and so is that skirt!
anonymours
anonymours on February 21
love the tights :)
Abbi
Abbi on February 21
haha love it!!! awesome tights!!! :)
ashley_amourlavie
ashley_amourlavie on February 21
CUTE! YOU WOULD LIKE THIS! www.amourlavie.com/dolman_sleeve_over_sized_sweater_p/zzz1.htm
anapatring
anapatring on February 21
this is sooo cute! love the skirt and those tights! :)
belleeyes
belleeyes on February 21
Lovee it. Wish My Dad Had Sweaters As Cool As That! x
Jan9th
Jan9th on February 21
Adorable tights
_nonchalant
_nonchalant on February 21
i love your tights :)
magpie_girl
magpie_girl on February 21
voted you chic my dear!! Love these tights i was gonna get them!! Im new to chictopia not sure how all this works!! Vicki x
augustaLOLITA
augustaLOLITA on February 21
total cuteness!! gawd i love your tights!!
Ciacj
Ciacj on February 21
you look so cute and i love your meesage and i really do agree with loving yourself first and then letting someone into your life(-:
libys11
libys11 on February 21
this outfit and photos made me go aawww... :) such a sweet look! :D
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on February 21
Great tights!
Laura86
Laura86 on February 21
oh, by the way, your outfit is gorgeous!
Laura86
Laura86 on February 21
I think your message is so cute! You'll spend your entire life loving your boyfriend/husband and you have such a short time dedicated only to love yourself. you shout take advantage of it and feel as lucky as those girls with boyfriends
TaylorB
TaylorB on February 21
What an adorable outfit! Love the tights.
bettylove
bettylove on February 21
wow those tights are freaking AWESOME!
Lazycatstyle
Lazycatstyle on February 21
ooooooooh your tights are so cuuute! i love everything
Coconut
Coconut on February 21
AMAZING TIGHTS !!! love this !!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on February 21
great look!!!
Bonbom
Bonbom on February 21
love this!!
maliciousmallory
maliciousmallory on February 21
I love those tights
ramona09
ramona09 on February 21
great idea !
houseofcards
houseofcards on February 21
I totally agree with what you wrote and I have learned a lot about myself through bad experiences with boys over the past year and now I am continuing to love myself more and more everyday. Great post!
starshipnarcissus
starshipnarcissus on February 20
so cute, love the skirt!
jaybird
jaybird on February 20
This is lovely, just like you. It's inspiring to know of girls who are as gorgeous on the inside as they are on the outside. =]
StyleInterplay
StyleInterplay on February 20
love this! and i totally agree, that you need to love yourself before anyone can love you. <3
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