3 years ago, I had convinced myself that I was happy, without ever questioning what my own definition of happiness was.
3 years ago, I was convinced that I loved myself without questioning whether or not I could prove that to be true.
3 years ago, I thought loving myself meant loving my body, and loving the parts of me that I thought defined me as a person.
3 years ago, I thought love was emotion. That love was conditional. I thought that I had to be a certain way, that I had to be a certain type of person and meet peoples expectations and requirements in order to receive love from others.
3 years ago today, I too thought that in order to give my love to others that they had to meet my expectations and requirements.
3 years ago, I thought that in order to feel accepted, I had to be accepted by those around me. That I needed the approval of others.
3 years ago, I would drink until I couldn’t feel or remember anything because I had convinced myself that was easier than dealing with the issues surfacing in my life. In all honesty, my drinking problem...actually started 17 years ago. As soon as I was legally able to drink away my problems, I was carelessly and irresponsibly doing just that.
3 years ago, I had convinced myself that everyone else was the problem. I didn’t understand or take ownership of my responsibility in the creation of my own life experience.
3 years ago, I unknowingly began my selflove journey by leaving an abusive marriage. At that time I was very insecure, angry, sad, embarrassed, broke and frightened. I knew i wanted and deserved a better life. I wanted to give my children a better life as well. I knew I was destined for greatness. I just didn’t know what that was or how to go about achieving it.
Today, thanks to the most incredible, wise, impactful, beautiful, kind person who inspired me to look within and turn to myself for the answers to which I had been seeking...I know exactly what it is.
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