Todays topic for I must confess is Blog Post Pride……I have to admit I struggled with this for 2 seperate reasons…..
- To select a post would mean that I actually think I wrote something great.
- I then couldn’t pick one from a few that I really loved writing.
So I picked one I had gotten a great response from- from people who read it but more importantly from myself…it was the moment I realised just How much my head was in the game, how committed I was to moving forward. I’ll just copy and paste it below:
When I Loved Myself Enough
There is a beautiful book written by Kim McMillan called when I Loved Myself Enough I first discovered it about 10 years ago when I bought it for my sister who has never been a particularly confident person what I never expected was 2 things.
- That I would be so touched by the book that the message would stick with me.
- That I would ever be out of the “fat” shame that was my self esteem enough to write a list of my own.
I was speaking to a close friend by email the other day and she made a comment about how my way of thinking seemed to change that I was blossoming like a butterfly and instead of thinking it was an unwarranted compliment like I always did I found myself thinking “you know what I do feel different”.
So I decided to take the books lead and write my own list.
When I Loved Myself Enough I started focusing on being HEALTHY not skinny.
When I Loved Myself Enough I realised I didn’t have to apologise for being who I am.
When I Loved Myself Enough I learnt that there is a difference between responding to an accusation and being defensive and that very few people will listen if you are defensive.
When I Loved Myself Enough I stopped feeling guilty everytime I said no to something.
When I Loved Myself Enough I realised it’s ok not to like everyone
When I Loved Myself Enough I realised that there is a difference between complaining and being in legitimate pain.
When I Loved Myself Enough I found that there is ALWAYS time for exercise and the way it makes me feel.
When I Loved Myself Enough I discovered that some days you just want to stay in bed particularly when it’s cold and that’s ok.
When I Loved Myself Enough I learnt that how I feel on the inside reflects how I look on the outside.
When I Loved Myself Enough I found that the opinion of me that matters most is mine.
Linking up today with the lovely Kirsty at My Home Truths for I Must Confess