Self Love? How About Self Acceptance

I’ve read and heard enough about self love lately. I’m on another path right now.

I’ve also overcome the thoughts that I am not good enough to be loved. I am not only good enough, but worthy.

What has been important to me this past year has been self acceptance. Accepting not only who I am, but accepting everything that comes along with that.

I have been on a roller coaster ride with my mental illness for almost 10 years. Fighting against it, and exhausting myself.

I’ve stopped fighting it, and am learning to manoeuvre the curves. It’s a part of who I am, and learning to work with it has been eye opening.

As I’ve said recently, I am also accepting my past, all of the good and the bad. The experiences throughout my life have shaped me into who I am today. Have I been through a lot? Yes. Have I been hurt physically and mentally? Yes.

Resilience? Got that, in spades.

Confronting all of the things has not been easy. The desire to fight against everything is strong. It’s in my nature to make things right, to push against that which is trying to “get at me”. Feeling my feelings is challenging, but necessary. Acknowledging them is a must.

Self love? I’ve got lots of that.

Self acceptance? That is a work in progress.