I’ve been falling in love…with myself

MyselfWhen I took a blogging break in April I didn’t think it would be a 5 month break, but it turned out to be just that.  It was time I gave myself to just be – no pressure, no demands, no lists – just me.

Have you ever done that?

Have you taken time to be who you want to be or maybe figure out who you are.  No demands on yourself, no task lists, no “I should” or “I have to”… it’s quite a thing.

Five months is what it took for me to begin discovering and accepting the following:

Before we can ever ask or desire anyone to love us, we have to love ourselves.  Truly, deeply, passionately love ourselves.

There is no shame in loving ourselves.  In fact, it should be a priority.

Life is full of ups, downs, valleys, peaks, grooves, ditches, side turns, sharp turns and sometimes u-turns.  Accept them.  It’s all good.  It’s how we know we’re alive.  Be patient, everything eventually passes and you get to come out of it stronger and wiser.  What is better than that.

Our lives don’t have to look like other peoples and they don’t have to look like what other people think they should look like.  But they do have to be ours and we have to embrace them completely.

So, that’s it.  The end and the beginning.

Until next time.

-Ilana xo

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