So almost like I knew what would happen before I started out, for about two days, blogging brilliance for the Self Love posts. Then I let a day get away, then a few more, next thing I knew, I was only four posts in half way through the month. It happens. I’m going to accept it. I’m going to chalk it up to living. While my blog seems neglected, my life does not. I’m loving it, I’m living it, and I’m learning a lot about myself. Which brings about a certain thought.
I have always had a fascination with L words. Live, Love, Laugh, Learn, Listen, Lust, Leave. I’ve written Live, Laugh, Love on posters that have lined my walls, while trying to lead an amazing Life. I’ve spent a large portion of my spare time listening in order to learn and learning to listen. I’ve had bouts with Lust, and Leaving. All of these L things happen.
A year ago if you had asked me about the L things in my life I would have told you this. . . I am living my life and I’m loving it. I’m always laughing. I’m almost done learning, I mostly listen to pointless drama and petty issues. Most of my relationships have been based on lust, not love. I can’t wait to leave. . . Lynchburg. The most dreaded L word.
Flash forward, it’s January 16th, 2014. I’m embracing the L word. The L word is teaching me so much. So much about myself, about life, about the places I want to go and the people I want to surround myself with. The L word has offered support to me despite four years of doubt and frustration I experienced here.
I’ve made some big changes to my life in the last week, part of the reason I’ve been away from my blog and my self love posts. I found two kittens. I adopted a dog. I started seeing a therapist again.
Maybe the L word isn’t so bad. It is offering me some grounding. It is giving me a platform to live, love, laugh, learn, listen, lust. Maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to jump towards Leaving Lynchburg.
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.