I want to love with the expectation of nothing in return. I want to love unconditionally. In order to do that I must first love myself.
I want to free myself of things that are bad for my health. Food, people, lack of sleep, worry, hurry, and anything or anyone who pulls me down.
I want to explore my town, get more involved with my community groups, pray more, hike at the local park, learn to cook a full dinner that isn’t mashed potatoes. I want to spend more time with my horse, teach my dog a new trick. I want to make a trip to DC to walk around and enjoy the city. I want to volunteer more. I want to further my education. I want to work on me.
I am brilliant at loving others, imperfections and all. I want to learn to love myself, imperfections and all. I want to set feasible goals that involve living, loving, and laughing in the place that I am living for at least the next nine months.
I can admit who I am and what I have done. . . now I’m just working on loving myself for who I have become.
This self-love post was submitted for the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge. Even though January is over, you can continue to write from the prompts if they inspire you. February’s self-love writing prompt is Be Your Own Valentine. Join our February Self-Love Writing Challenge Facebook event to continue sharing your self-love journey in a safe community.