A couple of days ago, I was working on my college planner and naturally I made some mistakes (totally fixable.) Eventually, I made a pretty large mistake and immediately said, “I love myself.” It just so happened that my brother was sitting in the same room as me, and he replied, “Nice.” If he hadn’t said anything, I wouldn’t have noticed what I did. It’s just my gut reaction to spit out a positive affirmation in the face of failure!
As you lovelies know, I’m just over two years clean from self-harm. I’ve come such a long way since then, but I don’t always notice how different my thinking is until moments like these. It’s comforting and kind of mind-blowing to know that I’ve ingrained self-love and acceptance into my subconscious in spite of the hatred that was there before.
I don’t want this to sound like I’m showing off. I want this to be a beacon of hope that recovery is possible. Sure it takes time, but you can get there, and if any of you lovelies ever need anything, I’m just a DM away on Twitter or you can fill out my Contact form.
Check out the other #boundlessmoments for this week!
Parallel Dichotomy is currently pursuing a Mental Cleanse challenge on her blog.
Beauty Beyond Bones took a step back because her mother can.
Susie Landau is facing down death.
Amputation and Beyond stood on two legs.
Multitude Of My Thoughts promised to unconditionally be herself.
The Richness of a Simple Life shared her progress through depression.
Mental Health Matters opened about their mental health journey.