My dear friend Jenni created a project called ”The selfie project”. It’s all about self-love and appreciating
who you are. I have always thought that being who you truly are is the most important thing so I just
had to participate. Jenni basically asked us to send her a selfie of ourselves and then answer the following
sentence, ”Name one thing you love about yourself.”
At first it was hard for me to name just one thing, which is oddly surprising. I used to hate everything I saw
in the mirror. And this was two years ago. I used to think that I wasn’t good enough, not pretty enough, not skinny
enough etcetera. But throughout the last years I’ve slowly walked towards feeling better. Loving yourself
shouldn’t be so hard, but yes, the sad truth is that it takes quite some time to just accept yourself.
I just decided one day that I would stop pity myself for everything, stop dress up for someone else, stop
trying to impress people I don’t even know and just be the beautiful me that I am, but for me only, stop
feeling constant anxiety about my body, stop feeling bad over all.
From that day I worked forward. Sure, I had bad days, real bad days. I still do. But I’ve never stopped working
forward. You need to love yourself first before you can love someone else. That might sound like a cliché quote
for some, but it is the truth and you know it deep down.
So when I got the question, or statement, to name one thing I love about myself I truly sat down and started
to think about myself. I realized how beautiful I truly am. With my big blue-green eyes that keep changing with the
light, my dimple on the left side of my cheek, my birthmark that look like it’s part of the world map, my long but
stable legs, my long but beautiful arms, my cheeks that are high and looks like bits of apples every time I smile.
I choose to write my eyes, because they are the reflection of my soul and my most beautiful feature.
The feature I’m most proud of. I don’t know but in some way I just always loved them. Adored them.
And I’m happy they are there and functioning well.
For my personality, there is so much that I love. If I would meet myself I would probably fall in love with my personality.
I love my quirky, sweet, kind, creative, serious, quiet, positive and beautiful personality. I would never trade it with anyone.
I love that I’m a dreamer. I love that I’m an observer. People sometimes call me a ”wallflower” and I see it as a compliment.
So what I truly want to say with this post is to love. Love yourself. Throw kindness around you like confetti. One of
my favorite quotes but it’s very true. Love every bits of you and don’t be embarrassed to. Some days will be harder
than others but you will get back on track. Always know that you are beautiful!
Be sure to read Jenni’s wonderful blog post here.
Stay grand and see you soon!