“To thine own self be true”-Shakespeare
It has taken me some years to LOVE who I am, to be the woman that I have come to be! My confidence wasn’t the best, self-esteem at its lowest…I didn’t LOVE MYSELF!
If I didn’t love myself, how could I love someone else? I was looking for love in all the wrong places, things, and people.
I felt like I wasn’t pretty enough, light enough, fine enough, thin enough, smart enough, I just wasn’t enough. It was hard not being ENOUGH!
I was called all kinds of names as a child and it hurt, by family, by friends, by people who didn’t know me.
“Giraffe”, “anorexic”, “deep voice”, “big lips”, “beer bottle” just to name a few.
It was very hurtful and they didn’t seem to care. They didn’t care how it made me feel, all they wanted was a laugh and it came at my expense. I remember being on the bus and someone had put some chicken bones in my hair. I was devastated, but I walked off the bus with my head held high. I cried later that night. I can recall a lot of hurtful and ugly things that have been said to me and about me.
I am almost 40 years old and I still recall those hurtful words. I know that as children we do and say some hurtful stuff to one another and we do not worry about how the person may feel.
I have learned to EMBRACE and LOVE myself! I understand that some people are paying big bucks to have the lips that I got! That “anorexic” part is long gone, now I am PHAT! My voice is still the same. My neck is like Queen Nefertiti (whose name means “the beautiful one has come”).
I realized that I MUST LOVE MYSELF!
I AM UNIQUE!
I AM GOING TO BE ME!
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