Life is full of challenges. Now, how you combat these challenges can make or break the situation. One of the biggest challenges that I had to endure was loving myself.

It wasn’t until I started talking to my now partner that I realized that I picked on myself a lot and I always talked about what I hated about myself. I always wanted to change something, but I had to realize that I needed to love myself for who I am.

I had that conversation almost three years ago and I just recently had it in me to accept myself and love myself. To be honest, I had the help of energy work to get to this point. I’m wondering if there was some trauma growing up. Growing up, I knew I was different than my siblings because I was the darkest one. In school, people used to make fun of my skin color, but those are not the insecurities that I’ve had. My insecurities were things that people didn’t point out, but what I thought was wrong with myself. All of these things could be changed, but some couldn’t.

Now, I’m happy with myself. I don’t talk down to myself and I think of myself as beautiful and wonderfully made. I am content and happy with myself, flaws and all. Most of the things that I don’t like about myself currently can definitely be changed. If it can’t be changed, I’ve learned to love it because it makes me…well, me!

It’s not easy, but I take it one day at a time. Whenever I notice a change in the way that I look at myself, I pat myself on the back. What are some challenges that you have faced in your life?

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