I Have Decided to Love Myself Anyway

 

I know all the bad shit I’ve done.

All the shame.

Every time I let someone treat me like I was worthless

Every time I hurt someone who didn’t deserve it.

Everything I think I have to hide in order to be loveable

Every roll and double chin and stretch mark and scar and smell and secret.

I know it all.

I can cover it up to the world (maybe? Sometimes?) I can wear Spanx and foundation and Instagram filters

But I can’t hide it from me. This is who I am, this is my life, these are the things that I’ve done, these are the fears that live in my heart.

Every shitty thing anyone has ever said about me times ten.

I know everything there is to hate about me.

And I have chosen to love myself anyway.

And that, I think, has made all the difference.

There is tremendous power in choosing to love yourself, in spite of all you know.

“I have chosen to love myself anyway”

Say it ’til you mean it. Every time you look at yourself with a critical eye.

 

Self Love Regardless of Circumstance

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Erin McDonald
Writer, Yoga Teacher, Dream Chaser Coach at ClumsyGrace

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole


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About the author : Erin McDonald

Erin McDonald

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole