A few weeks ago, I started reading this amazing self-esteem book called My Feet Aren’t Ugly by Debra Beck and I was instantly hooked!
Within the first few pages, I was so inspired and couldn’t stop reading.
And since it was a write-in book, I was able to relate to it so much more.
The words were hitting me. Each one! Right in the heart.
This past week was a hard one for me!
I was supposed to start school on the 15th and it didn’t happen.
I was stressing about the event I was planning.
And, my best friend of almost 9 years cut off communication with me.
It was rough and emotional.
Usually, I would lock myself in my room and weep and find every reason to blame myself.
But last week, I didn’t. I didn’t because of this book!
Because the words were exactly what I needed to hear and I put them to use.
I’ve been trying hard not to change, but to embrace who I was.
I’m one of those people that does anything they could to fit in and be a part of the group.
The book mentions things you do that lower your self-esteem and I’m guilty of most of them, if not all of them. And you know what, it didn’t surprise me.
I’m a HUGE supporter of positive self-esteem, especially because of Bellaboo, but I never worked on my own self-esteem. Sad, huh?
Well this book has helped me do just that! And it feels great!!!
I started taking in the positive… focusing on it, and I tossed out the negative.
My mind completely changed!
I made room for the good stuff because there’s wasn’t so much bad crammed inside.
When I thought my event was gonna fail, I reminded myself to just finish and do my best. I had already won because I had already gotten a big response and people were excited.
When school didn’t happen, I reminded myself that it was a chance to prepare more and truly think about it since I made the choice to go back and registered all within a week.
When my best friend did what she did, I thought of this sentence from the book: “Sometimes it’s scary because we think that we might end up with no friends. Not so. It just allows room for better friends.”
She wasn’t a bad friend, but her and I haven’t been as close as we were since I graduated from high school. Maybe we just didn’t click anymore. We’re different people now and that could’ve affected the friendship.
And by taking what the book has taught me, I’ve been able to embrace myself and be more positive.
I’ve been able to boost my self-esteem, my confidence, and my life.
I smile more.
I laugh louder.
And when I let go… amazing things happened!
Like my event went great.
I was chosen as a SITS Community Lead and I have a whole new group of amazing woman to connect with.
I was able to write about my inner self.
I’ve been able to love myself more than I ever have in my entire life!
And IT FEELS GREAT!!!
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