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How To Love Yourself Again

I mentioned in my last blog post how I wanted to touch on this topic on it’s own, because there’s a lot to this than just a few sentences.

Now I don’t know if anyone has experienced this, but I’m sure someone has, because we’re never alone based on how we feel. Even if we think it’s a crazy, out-of-this-world thought.

Based on experience, I believe it is much easier to love yourself, when someone else does. I believe it is hard when it’s just you.

When someone else loves you, you start to realize why they love you. They accept your flaws that you despise. They accept your quirks and your weirdness, when only you were used to them.

You start looking in the mirror differently. You look at yourself and think, “I see why _______  loves me! I am beautiful, amazing, smart, and powerful!”

It’s a confidence boost, no?

You want to further better yourself. You feel like you’re on top of the world, and that you really can accomplish anything. You have that support system.

But when it’s just you, you forget you can conquer the world.

You forget that you’re beautiful.

You wonder why no one loves you, or wants to date you.

You remember your flaws, your quirks and your weirdness.

You think, “Now who’s going to accept all these things I hated about myself?”

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I’m Back.

It has been quite awhile since I have written on this blog. I was originally starting it to document my abroad experience, but being a photographer, I know I can’t capture everything in writing – or at least that’s not how I am. I’ve noticed that since I’ve been back from Europe, I’m a different person – a completely different person. And to tell you the truth, part of me isn’t a fan. I was just going through photos on my laptop, and I found a bunch of selfies (no shame) that I had taken with my higher end cameras over … Continue reading I’m Back.

Reverse Culture Shock

*Note that I started writing this on May 8th to May 10th* It’s my third day back in the US, and just like my entire abroad experience, it’s been a total rollercoaster. I am currently at my college visiting friends, I slept over, it’s 6:48 am the next day as I am writing this, and I have been wide awake for two hours. I know for three-and-a-half months straight I had to wake up early every day for school, weekend trips, spring break, etc, and now that I’m back home, I am constantly waking up at 5 am or earlier … Continue reading Reverse Culture Shock