You Time.

There’s nothing I enjoy more than coming home after a long day of work. Coming home to a quiet, empty apartment where the smell is me and the mess is mine.

The dishes piled up in the sink can wait. All I need is a nice tall glass of ice water. Maybe some music. Cuddle up with fur baby and read a book or watch any movie of my choice on my huge flat screen.

I don’t have to do anything or answer to anyone. I can just be alone and quiet. Not have to talk for hours.

I love living by myself. Most people tell me they don’t know how I do it. They say, “I could never live all by myself. I would be too lonely.”

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not a recluse. I have friends and family over all the time. My brother spends the night at least three times a week. I have plenty of people in my life.

I go out too. All the time.

But.

I also really just love the quiet.
The silences so certain that I can hear all of my own thoughts.

Nobody asking me questions or telling me to do something or somebody needing something.

Just me. In my cozy little apartment cottage.

Find comfort in being by yourself. Learn about you. Focus on you.

People don’t realize how important time for yourself is. Even if you spend it doing the most simple things. It’s insanely significant.

And if you’re not comfortable by yourself, then I suggest you get to know you a little better.

Try it. You might surprise yourself.

 

Love Yourself.

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“In your life you will cross paths with many people who want to put you down. Don’t be one of them.”

I’m not sure who said it, but I literally live by it.

Insecurities are a funny thing and we all have them. Some people let their insecurities define them. Some people, like me, have their days where they let their insecurities eat them alive. I’m working on it.

But at the end of the day, just love yourself. Because you’re the only you. And it doesn’t matter what you look like or how much you weigh or how smart you are. Everybody is good at something. Everybody has something to offer the world.

If there’s something about yourself that you don’t like, change it. If it’s something physical like your nose or your ears, learn to love them. They’re a part of you. Unless you have thousands of dollars for a nose job. Then sure. Go with that. I wouldn’t recommend it though. You might just miss it once it’s gone.

I get over my insecurities by focusing on my good points. I’m fun. I’m silly. I’m hilarious. I’m witty. I’m kind. I’m a good friend. I sing well. I have pretty eyes. I have great hair.

Make a list of what you like about you. Pretty soon, what you don’t like won’t matter as much.

I was bullied a lot when I was in school. I hated myself. I hated everything about me. You know what they say; You’re your own worst critic. It’s true. Nobody hated me more than I did at one point.

But you grow up. And you realize that the things other people think about you don’t matter at all. Especially when you realize that most of them aren’t true.

So start loving yourself. Live your life for you. Don’t waste time or thought on what other people think because they’re not in control of your life.

And if it means anything to you at all, I love you just the way you are.

You’re the perfect you.