I don’t normally sign up to do these sort of things. I’m not a very committed person when it comes to my personal writing. Often times the more I feel forced into doing something the less I begin to do things. I started off writing in my blog nearly daily and now I write every few months. I don’t know when I made the transition and I’m not entirely sure what spurred my lack of interest in my own personal writing, but it happened.
So it came as no surprise that I originally disregarded the invite to join the Self Love Project. It involved dedication and a time commitment. I closed my notifications and went about my Facebook business. Then it occurred to me, I wasn’t scared of doing the writing. I wasn’t concerned about having my voice heard. I wasn’t worried of what others might think of my grammatically incorrect and often strung out thoughts. Nope. I was scared of failing. I was scared of letting myself down. I didn’t love myself enough to immerse into the world of writing, which I so dearly love. So I back stepped.
I clicked open the page that a RMWC alum had invited me to join and I did just that. I took a step towards loving myself. I told myself it is ok to fail. If you miss a day or even a few there is no penalty, no deadline, no disappointed being telling you the project was a failure. This project is all about how your life would be different if you just took a step back and loved yourself and your body. I spent most of my life coming to terms with my body. I’ve spent the last couple of years teaching myself to love it and everything else about me. I’ve worked on becoming a better, stronger, person. Now I need to learn to love that person. Where better to start than through my writing.
31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge
January is Self-Love month, and it marks the 4th year that we’ve hosted the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge. You can participate by submitting your self-love writing to be published on this blog. You can submit your writing here. You can also participate by writing your self-love posts on your own blog and linking back to the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge, 2014 blog post and Facebook event. If you don’t start on January 1st, that’s fine! You can jump into the challenge whenever you want.
Win a Copy of Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works
Each blog post you write is one entry into our random drawing to win an autographed copy of my book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You’ll also be entered into our drawing to win our upcoming Self-Love e-products that we’ll be announcing soon.
If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your self-love writing, you can write in a journal or write yourself self-love emails. If writing isn’t for you, simply reading others’ self-love writing can be powerful and beneficial to you on your self-love journey.