Growth: Where do I even start?
Growth is a funny thing. It’s uncomfortable- even painful at times, but it is something many of us long for. That’s crazy, right? You long to be uncomfortable. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t. An even stranger part about growth is where you start- acceptance. I know you’re wondering, why would I accept something that I’m trying to change?! Well, you can’t begin to change if you can’t appreciate where you are and where you’ve been. That means accepting yourself right where you are- all the flaws, all the mistakes, and all the pain that led you to where you are. This is not an easy task. Please believe me! But, it is a worthy task. There is something so powerful about saying to yourself, I love me for who I am, AND I’m still going to do everything I can to be better. THAT, my dears, is the sweet spot I’ve found. This is really what the “Love Thy Self” products are all about. Loving yourself is appreciating yourself for who you are, and making a choice to prioritize your well-being. Some say that’s a selfish choice, but I believe that loving ourselves is how we heal. It’s where we start.
I had someone ask me, how my brand was about personal growth and self-love, but also about God. For me, there can be no self-love and personal growth without a personal relationship with God. I understand that’s not everyone’s path, but it is mine and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
To simplify it, self-acceptance + willingness to be uncomfortable + GOD = personal growth.
Let’s choose to take step 1 together, loving ourselves for right where we are.