Choosing Yourself!

Ready to get real? Some certain people and situations aren’t meant to fit into your life, no matter how much you want them to. It’s tough to hear, I know, but maybe a happy ending doesn’t include anyone or anything else right now. Maybe it’s just you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself for something more. Maybe a happy ending is simply letting go.

Do your best to let go — to be free. Please don’t get to the end of this week and find that you lived only the length of it; live the width of it as well. When it comes to living as a passionate, inspired human being, the only challenge greater than learning to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes is learning to walk a lifetime comfortably on your own. Follow your heart, and take your mind with you. When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will support you, but you won’t care about it one bit.

In the end, loving yourself is about enjoying your life, trusting your own feelings, taking chances, losing and finding happiness, cherishing the memories, and learning from the past. Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not exactly how you planned, just how it’s meant to be.

You may have been beaten down by adversity or sidetracked by rejection, but you are not broken. So don’t let anyone or anything convince you otherwise. Heal yourself by refusing to belittle yourself. Choose to stand out, to do what you know in your heart is right at this moment. Choose to appreciate yourself for who you are, accepting your scars entirely and sincerely. Make self-love a daily ritual.

Truth be told, you won’t always be a priority to others, and that’s why you need to be a priority to yourself. Learn to respect yourself, take care of yourself, and become your own support system. Your needs matter. Start meeting them. Don’t wait for others to choose you. Choose yourself today…

~Diadel Kimberlee

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