For the past two-ish years, I’ve been on a huge self improvement kick. I’ve read the books and the blogs and listened to the podcasts. I’ve scoured articles and graphics on Pinterest, I’ve had heart to hearts with close friends and I’ve talked to my therapist about it. I wish self-confidence and self-love was something that you could drink in the morning and feel good all day. Unfortunately, it is not.
If I could say one piece of advice that has resonated with me really well, I would say it’s this:
You are awesome. You’re valuable, wonderful, important and cherished! There’s so much truth to this statement; it’s really so important to recognize how valuable we really are and love and enjoy our quirks, right?
I shared on instagram earlier this week that for the first time in this two year journey with self-love, I’m feeling really good. Is it perfect? NO. I still have lots of work and to in this area of my life. I’m finally getting to a place where I can spend an entire night alone with a book and not feel like I’m missing out on something. Things that have helped me get to this place include (and are not limited to):
-filling my life with people who support, encourage and motivate me to be my best self (and trimming those people who don’t fit those requirements out of my life)
-Figuring out my passions and what makes me happy, and going after that completely (blogging, writing, teaching, etc.)
-Spending ample time with the man upstairs (who is the only one who knows me better than myself)
So while I’m not quite where I want to be yet, I have to say… I’m starting to fall in love with myself.
Watch out world, I’m coming for ya.
I'm Rachael, and welcome to my blog! Here you'll find stories about life abroad, living in China, blogging tips + tricks, and what I'm reading. I'm fueled by hot tea, bright lipstick, and red wine. Stay a while--I'm so glad you're here.