Coming to a place of self-love can be a long journey (I should know, I am walking it), but that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Finding a way to embrace all that you are right now despite your past is the first step in self acceptance. This doesn’t mean you won’t want to make some changes but it does mean you have allowed yourself the space to be you. Self acceptance is not the same as approval, but go ahead, forgive yourself anyways and decide you want to be better; make those changes. Say sorry if you have to but not until you really mean it and then please forgive yourself (actually, forgive yourself first :)). Wake up each day with clear intentions and an open heart. I have learned that knowing your not perfect but that you will stay true blue no matter what life brings does result in magic. To quote Buddah “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” So go ahead girl spread your wild wings, wrap them around your lovely self and say “I love you.”
There is nothing arrogant or self-centered about this. This is only beautiful.