“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.”James Baldwin.
You have a right to be here. You are human, you have a brain, and a face and a heart that pumps blood through your body. So why are we questioning our self worthiness?
Self love (according to American Heritage Med Dictionary): “The instinct or desire to promote one’s own well-being; regard for or love of one’s self.“
Well I have something to say.
It is okay to not like parts of yourself, it is okay to have a soft tummy, it is okay to be opinionated, it is okay to not like olives, it is okay to be shy, it is okay to be tall, it is okay to be short, it is okay to love cartoons when you’re 40, it is okay to live your dreams, it is okay to be selfish, it is okay to not be okay, it is okay to have regrets, it is okay to hurt, it is okay to cry, it is okay to like girls, it is okay to like boys, it is okay to like both, it is okay to take a thousand selfies, it is okay to fail, it is okay to succeed, it is okay to be yourself.
I can’t stress this enough. Once you accept every fault, every failure, every imperfection that makes you up, you will be okay. After all, we are all human. We all have brains, hearts and faces. The beauty of existence is that there is no one alive right now like you. Embrace your differences, embrace every little thing that you hate. Because at least there is something to hate. Embrace yourself.