I got tagged to do this by the lovely Sophie from Purrpale and was super thrilled (and inspired) as I think self love is something we all need to focus on more!
Here are the rules for this tag…
1). Acknowledge the blogger who inspired you.
2). Leave a link to the original creator (ThoughtfulTash) to get a bit more info about why this tag has been made!
3). List 10 things you love about yourself and why.
4). Nominate at least 5 other bloggers.
5). Spread more self love with compliments to each other in the comments! The more love the better!
10 things I love about myself and why…
1). My eyes – I’ll get the physical stuff out of the way first, I love my eyes because I feel like they’re the prettiest part of me and they’re green which apparently only 2% of the world’s population have! I also have super long and dark eyelashes and people ask me what mascara I use or if I’m wearing fake ones or how I get them so long and I’m like…it just happens! My eyes are the things I get complimented on the most which is always super lovely.
2). My eyebrows – is that a weird thing to say? My eyebrows are super thick and shaped so whenever I take my makeup off I still have a full set of smokin’ brows on my face rather than two thin lines of non-existent hair (nightmare flashback to my early teenage years…). A lot of people ask me who plucks / shapes my eyebrows and I’m like…me!
3). My freckles – freckles are super cute! They’re like little kisses of sunshine and I have them on my nose, cheeks, forehead and the tops of my shoulders. They also come out a lot more when I’m in the sun and I just think they’re super nice, I love the fact that I have them!
4). My humour – I feel like I’m going to sound super conceited in this post for talking ‘highly’ of myself but then I have to snap back into reality and realise that self love is not conceited. Basically, I think my humour is the best thing about me – out of my friendship groups I’ve always been the funny one and I just love making other people laugh, I don’t take myself or others too seriously and I’m super easy going and light-hearted in that sense. My humour is also really sarcastic and dry (but never rude I hope) and yeah, without my humour I don’t know who I’d be!
5). Fashion quirks – I didn’t really know what to call this one but I’m always quirky with little fashion things, I always have pretty nails and (what feels like) hundreds of rings adorned on my fingers, I always wear perfume and necklaces / chokers, I always wear ankle bracelets (when I was in school I used to have one with little colourful bells on and everyone always joked that they knew it was me because they could hear the little bells jingling). I always wear a watch and bracelets, I always wear pretty earrings and hoops (I have 10 piercings in my ears), I always roll the bottoms of my jeans up and tie the strings on my hoodies. Just little things that make things individual to me. People always come to me for jewellery advice or ask where I buy my rings from because they like them so much, one time my friend asked me to help her pick out some rings because “I always wear so many and they look so nice”. Things like that make me, me, and it’s nice that it’s a thing people know me for.
6). How accepting / non-judgemental I am – I never ever want to be the reason someone feels bad about themselves or has a bad day. I’m so open and accepting to everybody and believe that everyone is equal, everyone has the right to love and be loved in return and I never judge a book by its cover. I’m not bitchy, sly, judgemental or confrontational and I always treat everyone with kindness and respect and hope that no one is ever intimidated by me or afraid to talk to me, I just want to be the nicest person in the world and spread love and kindness to everyone.
7). How strong I am – Queue the cliché story but I’ve been through a lot in the 19 years I’ve been on this planet yet I’m still standing here today even though there’s so many times I didn’t think I’d make it this far. I lost the one person I swore I couldn’t live without yet I’m still standing and my love and trust has been destroyed by so many, yet I refuse to let that make me bitter. There’s a quote and it’s “I’ve been hurt so bad and I still love so hard. I admire my heart for that.” and I do, I really do.
8). The things I love – I’m the girl who’d rather stay in and play boardgames with cheap wine on a Friday night than go out and get drunk in a sleazy nightclub. I’m the girl who’d rather go to Amsterdam and see the sights than to Ibiza to meet guys and get drunk in bars. That doesn’t make me better than anyone else, nor am I judging anyone who does that but society teaches you that it’s the cooler thing to do and that maybe as a woman, it makes you more desirable. I on the other hand couldn’t care less, I love the fact that in my spare time I spend it with my head in a book or with a pen in my hand, or taking pictures of the sunset. I love being that girl. I love being dreamy and giddy in the sense that my mind wanders so far and wide and the possibilities are endless, I love romanticising the moon and people that smile at me in the street, I love that I use the internet to watch videos on astrology and the universe rather than spending hours scrolling through Facebook worrying about what everyone else is doing or caring about how many likes I get with a selfie I posted on Instagram. Growing up I was made to feel like that was boring or ‘uncool’ and now, I couldn’t give a fuck. I love who I am and the things that make me, me. I’m different and I love people who are different, it’s something I embrace now rather than something I try and change. I’m a writer and a dreamer, so what?
9). How I feel everything so deeply – Kind of relating to my last point but I feel everything so deeply and sometimes that can be more of a curse than it is a blessing, but I’d rather be like that than feel nothing at all and hey, it gives me something to write about. My best friend told me the other day that she envies how deeply I feel everything because sometimes, she just can’t reach her emotions yet mine never stop. They’re practically overflowing, there’s a quote that goes “It’s like she had a soul that was much too big for her; it filled her to the brim ’til there was no more space, so it flowed out through her eyes.” That’s me.
10). My mind – Even though it feels like it’s killed me more than once over the years, I’d still rather have my mind than anyone else’s. The way I view the world is kind of dreamy and poetic almost, I turn everything into poetry and try and find the beauty in everything and that’s the way I like it. It’s something I’m embracing rather than trying to change or hide, and I hope I can continue to grow with it as time goes on.
Thank you again to Sophie for nominating me for this as it truly did help, I was smiling the whole time I was writing this -self love is so important and I think it’s easy to forget that sometimes.
“In a room full of people, always want yourself first.”
All my love,