I'll be honest you guys.. I think I'm pretty amazing.
No, that doesn't mean I'm cocky, stuck up, or conceited.
It means I'm CONFIDENT.
I love who I am. What I do. The PERSON I am.
And that is OK.
It is OK to look in the mirror and think "Damn, I'm hot!!!"
As women, and PEOPLE, we are all too often afraid of truly loving ourselves. And definitely afraid of putting it out there if we do for all to see. We are afraid of what others will think of us. We are afraid to be viewed as someone who thinks they are "better than everyone else" or "needs to be brought down a peg."
I'm here to tell you that that is ridiculous. It is possible to be confident in who you are and to love YOU. It doesn't mean you think you are better, it means you recognize your own value, your own gifts, your own talents, and take the time to empower yourself. It is also OK to see everyone else as just as amazing and awesome as you. To see everyone as uniquely valuable with their own set of amazing gifts and talents.
For some reason, it is more socially acceptable to put yourself down. To constantly talk about how busy you are, how tired you are, how much you need to lose weight, how you are "bad" for making an unhealthy food choice.
Again, guys, it's OK to be amazing. It's OK to feel good. It's OK to prioritize your life in a way that makes YOU not feel crappy. It's ok to sparkle the hell out of this life!!
I used to be like this. Heck, I still tend towards the complainer side of life, but I have consciously decided to change that the best I can. To NOTICE when I am complaining, when I am negative, when I have made choices to do things in life that run me down and deplete my energy.
I have started doing things in my life that make me proud of ME and make me feel good. I eat healthy, whole foods (MOST of the time), I workout, I play with makeup, I fix my hair, I set goals, I set intentions and I DO the things that make me FEEL good and that will keep me moving toward the girl I want to be.
It's all about choosing who you want to be and doing the things that SHE does. I'm telling you, once you start working on you and becoming the person you were always destined to be.. the confidence comes, the self-love comes, the sparkle SHOWS!!
It's a process and I'm growing.