I haven’t written a self-love post for the past few days, but I have been consciously thinking about self-love these past few days, and things have been getting very exciting. I’ve been dedicating a lot of time to my work, and I’m in love with it, and I feel like everything is coming together.
There have been a few times when I was nervous, like when I was meeting with a new client today, but then I told myself, “I know what I’m doing. I’m good at it. I can help this person. All I need to do is listen, and everything will flow from that.” This helped, my worry lessened, and I became confident. 🙂
Another great thing for me: I’m starting to focus on writing again, and the cool thing is – it started here. I love to write, but I have been putting my work first, but these past few days I have started putting me first, while still getting my other responsibilities done. Writing here daily helped me to get back into the habit of writing consistently. Then one of my friends contacted me and told me that they have started an online literary magazine,West Egg Publishing, and this inspired me to start creative writing again.
Then I got inspired to focus on my creative writing blog again. I made a post today and yesterday. I’m feeling excited to start writing poetry and short fiction again. 🙂 I’m really excited. 🙂
With all of my posts about learning to say no, I’ve also been learning to say yes. I want to spend more time with my friends. So my best friend, Brian, asked me if I wanted to have dinner with him and his wife, my friend Diandra, and our friend Nicole, and I do! I’ve been trying to hang out with another friend for a month now, that’s so long! He facebook messaged me and I was like, “Let’s hang out tomorrow!” Why wait? I saw that Narnia 3D is playing its last day tomorrow in Petaluma; I wanted to see that. I invited him to see it with me. I haven’t seen two of my co-worker friends since I quit my job late in December. Now we’re meeting this Saturday, and we’re going to see a movie too (I have been wanting to go to the Movies more.) 🙂
And My sister is finding out the sex of her baby this Friday! 🙂 I always wondered how to balance out multiple clients, classes, fun, alone time, family, and friends, and it’s starting to happen. I just need to learn when to say, “no”, and “yes”. 🙂
I wrote a blog post tonight on my creative writing blog that I want you all to check out. I turned Valentines day into a writing prompt, and into a way to make kids with cancer feel special on Valentines Day. My friend is sending out Valentines packages to 85 kids, and I signed up to send two Valentine packages to her to send out.
I hope you read this post Inspired narrative prompt, Valentines Day, and Making kids happy. 🙂
Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.