A movement of self-love, self-forgiveness, and being true to ourselves.
This project of self-love is a way to encourage, promote, and teach self-love to women worldwide and show how self-love is the foundation to having a happy and successful life. For the past year and a half, I have been hosting self-love workshops, seminars, and events to spread this message and connect with some of the most amazing people I have ever met.
A little over two years ago, I was at a low point in my life and doubting my worth and value. I was dimming my light and not offering myself to the world. Like all new college grads, I had dreams of traveling the world, getting my dream job, and changing lives. However, after a year, I was still living at home, not using my college education, and working at a job that I did not enjoy. My parents were going through a divorce and I was questioning if I believed in love. So, in the midst of all of this, I started to question myself, the direction of my life, and the existence of love. So, I was sent on my own journey to define what love meant to me, does unconditional love exist, and how do you make love stay. And on this journey, I found self-love and how self-love is the foundation to everything in life.
So, on a night a little over two years ago, I wanted someone to write me a love letter. It didn’t matter who. I just wanted anyone to tell me that they loved me, they weren’t going anywhere, and why they loved me. Then, all of a sudden, it hit me. If one person wrote me a love letter, it would satisfy this longing I have for a day or two and then I would want someone else’s approval and love. This has been a pattern throughout my life. Then I realized, the void I felt inside of myself could only be filled with one person’s love… MINE. So, I should write myself a love letter because that is the only love that truly matters and the only one who’s love with make me feel complete. Everyone else’s love and approval is just added bonus points.
But, the idea kept coming. Every woman (and man) is deserving of their own love and every person should have the opportunity to write themselves a love letter. A letter professing their undying love to themselves. And as I spread this message and people begin to write themselves love letters, I will collect a copy of their love letters and compile a book. I will then publish a book of self-love letters and use the profits to support women’s empowerment organizations, send girls to school, and take this message worldwide:)
So, that is my intention for this project. And the beautiful part of this letter, is that it can be whatever speaks to you. Society has made rules, expectations, and regulations of love. Society has told us who we are supposed to love, how we are supposed to love, and what love is supposed to look like. However, only YOU know the kind of love you need. So, this letter can be a letter, a poem, a song, a drawing, a collage, two sentences, or five pages. The only rule is that it speaks to YOU and resonates with YOU.
Now, this letter is commitment. A symbol of your love for yourself. This is not going to change you overnight. The relationship with yourself is exactly that, a relationship. And a relationship needs time, nurturing, and you need to cultivate this relationship with yourself. It is a journey. It is the most important and rewarding journey you will ever take. I am here for every step of the way.
I am not an expert at this. I am a girl who is on her journey of self-love and finding herself. But, I can tell you, my life has been completely transformed. And while I have hard days, I have never felt more fulfilled, more happy, and have never had more love in my life🙂
So,here is the question of the hour: Are you ready to take the leap of faith and start your own journey?
Please visit the Love Letters to Yourself Blog for more information, events, and guidance.