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Self Love. Two very simple words but put together can be very complicated in practice. I am extremely blessed to have a family that never made me feel “less than”. If anything they pour too much love and affection into me (just kidding there is no such thing as too much love). Especially my mother, the way she raised (and to be honest is still raising) my brother and I was incredible. She never made my brother and I feel like we were competing for love or attention. I never felt because I am a girl, I am any different from my brother. She drilled into us the mentality that we are a team. It is us against the world and till this day that holds true. Putting aside the external love I received and continue to receive, self love is something I learned on my own because that’s the only way to practice it. Growing up, I was VERY insecure about my height. For the longest time, I was the tallest person in my class. That’s right. I did not say tallest girl. I said person even including the teacher sometimes. I did not want to stand out and be noticed. I was a little shy when I was younger and my height did not help with that whole not-standing-out-thing. 

This insecurity followed me all the way until my sophomore year in college. I can not tell the exact moment, I stopped caring about my height but it was a gradual process. I learned to stop fighting the things, I can not control and embrace them. Own them. Love them. Self love to me is being your own cheerleader. Do not look for validation outside. That is the worst thing you can do because once that outside source of love is gone you will feel empty. But one source of love that is constant is YOU. Think about it for a second. Outside love can come from a partner (what if you break up) or from a family member (what if they pass away). Although, when your first source of love comes from you. There will be an endless supply. You will always have you whether you like it or not. One thing, I know for sure is I got me, myself and I for eternity… so I better be my own number one fan.