Learning to Love Oneself

Sorry again friends that I’ve been MIA. Life has just been busy! The weekly Five Minute Friday word prompt for this week is “green.”

The eyeshadow brush moves across my eyelids. The purple eyeshadow begins to bring out the green in my eyes. I’ve never been much of a makeup girl until a few months ago. At 42 years old, I’m finally beginning to see my own worth; to see that I deserve love and to be loved. But most of all, I must love and care for me.

In the last three months, I’ve begun to blossom. I’m a woman who is finding her voice. A voice that’s always been there but now it is more confident; more solid. My voice isn’t as shaky when I speak my truths.

This morning, I was reminded of how far I’ve come and how bright my future looks. A dear friend posted a video on Tik Tok sharing how proud he is of me. Sitting on my couch, wearing my green love over hate tshirt, tears fell from my eyes as I realized how proud I should be of myself. I’m putting in the work and I’ve come a long way!

I’m excited to see what comes next!

10 thoughts on “Learning to Love Oneself

  1. Tara, thank you for sharing your journey with us. My #oneword 365 phrase for 2021 is moving forward. Thank you for this reminder that loving and caring for myself is a part of moving forward.

  2. Love your post! How wonderful to be able to blossom into the you that you were created to be! Very happy for you and excited too!
    Pretty late to the party myself but glad to be diving back in.
    (Your FMF neighbor #45)

  3. Love this, friend! Yes! Yes! Yes! to finding your voice and loving yourself and knowing/remembering/rediscovering your worth! (Also – I read somewhere on Instagram about this idea of changing a phrasing and I’ve found it so empowering! Instead of telling Lil’ Miss –or anyone else for that matter– “I am so proud of you!”, I now say, “You must be so proud of yourself!” It’s a tiny shift but it’s one that leans away from people pleasing and looking for outward approval and leaning in to accepting and being proud of ourselves! So good! So – all of that to say this: You must be so proud of yourself!

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