Day 30-A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself
Wow I cannot believe I am on the last day of the challenge...I know it has not been a continuous 30 day span, but I knew the timing would not allow for that. I thank all of you who have gone through this journey with me. I knew this challenge would be well, challenging, but I did not anticipate all of the emotion it would bring forth in me. Some of these questions were easy for me to answer. I know who has impacted my life the most, I know the people I will put my life on the line for, they are the same people that keep me alive each day and like the title says, they are the people giving me a little more life to live.
Other questions were not nearly as simple to answer. Whether is was because I had to first be honest with myself before I could write a blog for people to read addressing the topic at hand, or because I had to tackle demons from my past, or because I had to make my opinion known on subjects that are not popular conversation pieces, and my opinion is not widely viewed as politically correct. Either way, I took the challenge to answer each question honestly and to the best of my ability. I can truly say I did that and I do not regret taking this challenge.
This blog as you know is about victories, big and small, and although each topic may not have addressed a specific victory, completing the challenge and being raw and honest in it's entirety is my victory this time. I learned a great deal about myself from this and I'm sure those of you who have followed along have learned quite a bit about me as well. So I want to thank you for taking this journey with me, for learning and growing and not taking any of our victories, big or small for granted any longer.
And now, on with the show...the last topic, and a difficult one at that. Day 30-A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.
I love you because you are genuine, you love those around you without conditions, without reason, without thought as to why they should "deserve" your love, or what you will gain in return. I love that you trust, even to the point of hurt sometimes, because I still believe people should be trusted until they prove they cannot be. I love that you are simple and yet still complex. You are intelligent, and you have the ability to do things beyond your own comprehension, focus and realize that you are strong. It's no longer a front. I am so proud of you for all that you have learned about yourself and all that you have stepped up to do that you never would have even tried to do before. I love you for being willing to finally take a chance and step out of your comfort zone to do not only what needed to be done, but what you know you wanted to do for Curt after all he's done for you. It's not nearly enough, but it's a huge step in the right direction for a woman who previously wouldn't have even gone near the edge of the box, let alone outside it's walls that are so well known. I love you for never giving up even when you wanted to. I love you for making the smartest choice of your life when you chose your husband, because he truly is your soul mate and has been by your side every step of the way no matter how hard you pushed, pulled or otherwise. It will always be your best decision. I love you for finding it in you to let him love you no matter how unlovable you felt at times, it has brought you to where you are today and where you can accept his love for all that it is and all that is always has been and always will be. I love you for doing your damnedest to be the best mother you can be, no matter how hard it gets, no matter how many times you get frustrated, remember he is your miracle baby and he is worth every frustration that comes with him. Remember to breathe first, and use no as a last resort. I know you will get there, Rome wasn't built in a day. I love you for trying, I love you for meaning well even when you do say no, even when no comes out too often. I love you for being you, for all your good qualities and all your flaws, I love you because you are uniquely you and no one else can do what you do, love like you love and be who you are to those around you. I love you for taking the time to sit down and type this out, for understanding that you are lovable and you are loved. The healthiest way to move forward in this wonderful new journey is to begin by loving you, so that you can accept the love of those around you. It's time for a change, and what a better time than now, so tomorrow is a new day and each day I will remind myself that I love me for me and I don't need any other reason.