“When we talk about self-acceptance, we’re really talking about liking ourselves. If you want to like yourself, accept yourself as you are!” – from Everything Happens For A Reason by Mira Kirshenbaum
I’m starting this blog for selfish reasons. I recently went through a break-up after a 6 year relationship. I started asking myself why? Why did this happen to me? Then one day I was walking around the bargain section of Barnes & Noble and I came across this book titled “Everything Happens For A Reason” by Mira Kirshenbaum (real gem I recommend reading). I was skeptical when starting to read the book, saying to myself “how is this really going to help?”. However it helped….I came to the conclusion that this breakup was an opportunity (a slap in the face really) that life had given me to finally “totally accept myself”. I initiated the break-up and subsequently he agreed it was over. I had always accepted his less than perfect treatment of me, why? If any of my friends had a boyfriend who treated them like this, I would have quickly advised them to end the relationship. Why was it acceptable for me? So this is my journey to self-acceptance!
I’m a private person (yeah! And I’m starting a blog, Go Figure!). I have always been afraid of judgement by others but I’m jumping in! I promised myself to start this blog and be totally honest. Cause quite frankly I’m putting it all out there. I hope to somehow help others in talking about my struggle. I was born to help others. I’m a registered nurse. I believe we are born to make this world a better place in whatever fashion you can. We all have a gift to give this world! Ok enough sappy shit!
I’m starting with the challenge “31 Days of Self Love”. Every day there will be a “challenge”.
Day One – WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST STRUGGLE WITH LOVING YOURSELF?
You’re gonna be shocked at how long my list is seriously! I’m not thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough! I don’t think I’m good enough. I don’t deserve to be happy. I’m not happy with where I am in life. Yeah I should stop there!
Thank you to Mira Kirshenbaum for starting me on this road to self-acceptance
Picture credit – The Plum by Edouard Manet