What is it that you’ve always wanted to do with your life? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of travelling around the world exploring the beautiful sights there are to fall in love with, or starting your own business, or maybe it’s finally taking your personal projects more seriously. What ever it is, we all have dreams that are harbored in our hearts and drive us in our lives.
For as long as I can remember, one of my biggest dreams has been quite simple- to love myself. It might sound silly to have this as one of my dreams, a bit selfish even, but to me truly loving yourself is one of the most important journeys you will embark on.
To truly love yourself means to be completely confident in your own skin- flaws and all. It means trusting your intuition, your opinions, and your dreams. When you love yourself you are gentle, forgiving, and patient with yourself. One of the most important parts about loving yourself to me is that if you don’t truly know and love yourself, you will never be able to help or love others to your full potential. After spending months of silencing my dreams, ignoring the chance to get to know myself, I began to resent myself. I realized I could not give the love and positivity I wanted to offer to those closest to me, because I didn’t have it within or even for myself.
So, I’ve decided to take an entire year to get to know myself. An entire 365 days to fully immerse myself in the things I love, to travel to places I’ve never seen before, to move to my dream province, and to face who I am- even the dark, scarred parts. I am also committing myself to not dating during this time of self discovery. I won’t be naive enough to say never, (we all know how unpredictable relationships can be) but I will say that for the majority of this year-long journey, I will be staying loyal to myself.
I’m going to make this a segment to my blog so that I can leave updates on how I’m finding the inspiration to love myself, and share with you all what I find on this journey!