I am going to dedicate the next 2 months to loving myself. Does that sound selfish? Yes. Will it actually be selfish? I hope not.
I’ve been thinking often about the ability to love. It requires such patience to love people. It also requires that you allow them to love you. I think that both parts are equally difficult and also necessary. I think that learning to love people is the only way to form meaningful relationships. I think that love is the thing that enables humans to reach across empty space and understand one another. I think that love is the point. How silly does that sound? Is that cliche? Or naive? I’m not sure I care.
That is why I am going to work on loving myself. How can we attempt to love our family? Our friends? Our partners? Until we love ourselves? This does not mean proclaiming loudly “I am a strong independent woman!”, as I often do. This actually means being patient with myself, accepting who I am, and not trying to change myself!
I hope that over the next 2 months I can dedicate serious time to this love thing. Somedays it may just mean taking the time to write in my journal. Other days it may mean spending a whole 24hrs out in the woods doing something I love. Today it meant watching a great movie with my mom, writing in my journal, and then making this promise to myself!
Maybe I will try to post everyday. I don’t know, I just came up with this idea so I might change my mind about that part!