I’ll admit that when I first heard the term “self-love,” it sounded like some code word for masturbation. 😬
While I learned the importance of loving myself, I’m not certain I ever knew that there was a specific term to denote the process. However, you’re talking to someone who didn’t know there was such a thing as hot tea until she was 16 years old. True story. 😬
One thing I’m working on in my life is letting my self-love be simple. For some reason, I’ve got it in my head that self-love needs to be a grandiose outpouring of love -- take myself on a trip to Bali, cop a Louis, etc. While I believe that, if you’ve got the means, you should totally do it, I wonder if it’s the small moments of self-love that matter most.
I love taking bubble baths. Well, really baths, in general. I guess it reminds me of when I was a child and my mom would give me a bath and we’d sing and play and I’d tell her about my day. It was a special time. So perhaps that’s why soaking in the tub feels special to me.
I love school supplies. What can I say? I’m nerdy like that. I love looking at planners, pens, stationery, stickers, you name it. Most of the time, I don’t buy anything. It’s just the looking that makes me feel good.
My idea of a perfect morning is getting up super early, parking my car on Ocean Drive, having breakfast outside at Front Porch Café. I get the same thing every time: Beach Breakfast Burrito with a side of breakfast potatoes and sliced tomatoes with a cappuccino and a glass of water. After eating, I head on over to the beach and spend two hours at the beach, laying out and hanging out in the water. I’ve done that so many times and it makes me incredibly happy. I don’t get to do it as often as I did when I lived in Miami, but even the memory of it is enough to make me beam with happiness and self-love.
Now it’s your turn. Comment below and let me know what self-love looks like in your life.
I’m cheering for you. Like it’s the perfect day for sandy toes.
From the Front Row,
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