I’ve been posting a lot over the past month about being your best self, about loving who you are and about being positive and confident. I think often people assume that when I write things like this it’s because I am feeling great and self-confident and I want to spread that feeling to others. Often this is true, but often I need the reminder as well.
I am not free of doubt, I don’t love myself every day, I don’t always feel confident in who I am or what I’m capable of. I struggle with these types of feelings every single day – some days only briefly and some days, well, it’s rough. Life is often referred to as a “journey” and that is so true when it comes to your own path towards embracing who you are and loving yourself.
Some days I can feel so confident and on top of the world. Other days I feel completely unworthy, not good enough and that I don’t deserve the things I dream of. This past weekend brought up a lot of old emotions – I’ve always loved the idea of Valentine’s Day, but when the actual day comes all the self-doubt and self-hate that I used to feel every day comes washing back over me.
I should prepare myself – I should know it’s coming. Satan has no new tricks, he does the same thing over and over until he breaks you down. Luckily I have some great friends who pull me back up when I start to fall into his trap. Friends who remind me to stay focused on my purpose, on God’s love for me and on how blessed my life really is.
So that’s why I write these posts. I know what it feels like to struggle. I know what it feels like to doubt yourself, to think you’re not good enough. I want to be a friend to you; a friend to remind you not to listen to those voices in your head and to see yourself for who you really are: a unique and beautiful person worthy of love and joy.
Everyone needs a lift now and then, don’t be afraid to reach out for it.