Don’t be a Jerk to Yourself

There’s no way I can start talking about love without touching on the most important type of love first–self love. I’m not the first person to say these things and I won’t be the last. That probably speaks to how crucial it is.

You matter.
Seriously, I feel like I do. I’m not going to say that my purpose or impact on the world will be huge. Realistically, very few people fall into that category, but is that really important? Making an impact on one person is enough, even if it’s just on myself. I am alive and might as well be the best version of me that I can be.

Everyone wins, except haters.
When I love yourself (not in an obsessive or vain way) everyone wins. My coworkers can feel it. My family can feel it. My friends can feel it. My partner can feel it. It’s just a matter time before they feel better about themselves. Some of them won’t. They might be haters.

Fight your fears.
My fears give me more reasons to doubt my choices and actions than anything else. Fear of loss. Fear of pain. Fear of failure. Fear of success. That last one is complicated. It’s probably the most difficult for me to explain or understand. I’m at least aware of it. Jeez. Fear of success, you are the worst.

I’m on vacation right now in California. I’m not going to hate myself for committing to writing a post 4 days out of each week. I’m not going to hate myself for having to write instead of spending time with my family. I know what I have to do and I’m going to do it. It’s worth it.