I thought it only appropriate, as a single girl on Valentine's Day, to do a little post on self-love. The way I see it, Valentine's Day is what you make of it. I'm single, yet I love Valentine's Day! It doesn't make me sad. You won't find me crying over a pint of Ben & Jerry's while watching The Notebook. I take Valentine's Day, as a day to just celebrate love. Love to yourself, love to your family, love to your friends.
With all that said, remember that Vday is up to you. It's what you make of it. Honestly, I get a little annoyed when people go on and on about how they hate it. Or the stereotype that every single girl must be sad on Valentine's Day. Get it together! Vday is going to come whether you like it or not, so just enjoy it! Whether you're in a relationship or single, I say just live it up!
Today I'm celebrating self-love, and I'm honestly a little amazed with how far I've come. Last year I struggled a lot with confidence and loving myself. I gained a little weight, and a lot of curves. My acne still hung on, and was up and down all year long. I came to a point when I realized that I had been fighting against myself for so long, and it just wasn't worth it. I was clinging to the old me, and who I thought people wanted me to be. I really credit my close relationship with Jesus & my amazing older sister, Olivia, with getting me to the current place I'm in. I promised myself that this year would be different, and so far, it most certainly has. Some people have said I've changed, and they would be right. I went through so much in my high school years, and those experiences did change me. Life is still life. I have bad days, I lose my temper, I cry, I get lazy. But overall, I'm honestly happy. I'm happy, and I've learned to love myself again. That makes me smile more than anything else, because I was honestly in a place, where I thought I would never love myself, or be truly confident again. For those of you that follow my fitness Instagram, you've probably noticed a lot more selfies. I don't look at selfies as a thing of vanity, but as a sign of self-love, acceptance, and happiness. I smile because of the joy in my life, and the joy in my heart. I know things can only get better from here. This year has a lot yet to come, and I'm ready for it.
Don't forget that you're beautiful. That you're capable of absolutely anything you set your mind to. Don't forget that you're amazing! Own it. Own your confidence, your beliefs, your strength. Be strong in who you are. Spread love wherever you go. Smile because you can.