Updated: Jun 6, 2019
My journey with self-love began about 3 years ago, It all began moving from the Inland Empire to Los Angeles. I decided it was time for me to move out and move in with my boyfriend. It was perfect timing we had an opportunity to live in Los Angeles. He wanted to pursue his culinary dream and I was...well lost....at that moment I did not know myself and just went with the flow. I got a great opportunity to work at a Rehab Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, thanks to my lovely cousin who was working there at the time. Girl, let me tell you, I never thought I would be working at a Rehab Center. It's because of this job that changed my perspective about life. I met so many amazing souls and one thing I started to notice is Self-Love was something we all needed to work on. Many harm themselves inside and out with drugs or alcohol or both to numb the pain and block out all there problems. No one wants to deal with their issues and feel different emotions, instead they want to act like everything is ok because it's the easy route. I started to care about these individuals that were going through this, I would listen, learn from there situation. It was a roller coaster, their would be crazy busy days and some not so crazy. As days past by I realized I was taking care of others first before taking care of myself. I was going through a crisis, I didn't know who I was as a person, I was lost! I was giving, giving, giving myself to everyone. I finally decided to make a change and work on myself and learned that it is ok to be selfish. Little by little I started learning about self-care, mediation, yoga, eating healthy, journaling my thoughts, gratitude, reading self-development books, etc. So many things I started to discover and love. I was slowly incorporating these things into my morning and night routine. I am not perfect and their are times that I don't do all of these things all the time. The only thing I do keep up with is Meditation and Gratitude these two things help me start my day and stay in-tune with myself. This journey has been rough but fun. I've learned so much about myself. I still have a lot of learning to do. So far, I am loving who I am becoming each and everyday.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. One thing I learned is the world is not really against you, the only thing that is against you is yourself. Never compare yourself to anyone, except the previous YOU. Remember nobody can make you happy until you’re happy with yourself. You have to be unique and different, and shine in your own way.
"Take Your Candle & Light The World."