I’m learning that self-love is a constant fight. It’s fighting to see yourself as worthy, even when you’re constantly told that you’re not good enough. It’s fighting to appreciate who you’ve become, while still making goals to reach towards.
It’s knowing you’re not going to be flawless, but you don’t have to spend the entirety of your life focusing on your faults first.
Self-love is not this place you reach where everything goes right, feels good, and makes sense. And you don’t ‘find’ self-love when you have the ‘ideal’ body or life or mindset. Self-love is fighting to build a temple within your rib cage that doesn’t wax and wane with validation, that doesn’t turn to ruins in the midst of confusion.
You have to battle for self-love. You have to push back against the negative voices in your head. You have to work to keep your heart and mind focused on your potential, even when you fall short. And you have to keep fighting—against and for yourself!