I love myself, it has been a journey but I truly do.
Sure, there are features about myself I don’t like but I wouldn’t change it.
However, as my as I love myself, I don’t think I am “beautiful”. Because I am not and that’s okay. So when someone compliments my appearance or calls me beautiful, my immediate reaction is that voice in my head shouting “liar!”
And I think back to the boy who called me ugly when I was 12. So why am I so quick to assume he is right?
Is the fact that I love myself and think I have other redeemable qualities enough? Or do I need to think I have it all, when I don’t?
Is self-love the absence of self-loathing?