Ive heard it time and time again that “in order to love anyone else you must first love yourself” I get it I swear. What no one likes to talk about is the journey to loving yourself. No one likes to talk about how hard it is to stare for longer than 1 minute into your own eyes without looking away. No one likes to talk about how frustrating it can be feeling like you’re talking about the negative too much so you’re forced to paint a smile on your face. No one likes to talk about how hard it is feeling like you do not measure up. No one likes to talk about those long nights where the tears don’t seem to stop and the memories of all the pain that caused those tears never seem to take a back seat.
The road to self love is ugly, draining, suffocating and extremely painful. It takes a lot of courage to stare into your own eyes and say “I love you even if the world doesn’t.” without looking away. It’s an intense but necessary road. I have learned so much on this journey and the only thing I can really say is face that ugly path head on because at the end of that nasty path is a beautiful road full of adventure.
The photos below: When you can wake up early in the morning look yourself in the mirror and say “good morning beautiful let’s start the day” with nothing but pajamas on and messy hair you have genuinely won the day over already. It only made sense that I captured this moment. Needless to say I’m falling in love with me every single day. 😉