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How to fall in love with the confused, lonely, sad, aggressive, grieving, whatever-you-feel-is-less-than-loveable parts of yourself.
It’s simple: when confusion and failures and good things and bad things come up, notice it—don’t ignore it, admit to it, but don’t dwell on it.
Wrecked with guilt for that offhand comment you made seven years ago? Notice it, admit to it, regret it for three seconds, and then come back to the present moment.
Stressed about the interview you have next week? Notice it, admit to it, regret it for three seconds, and then come back to the present moment.
Not feeling the way you look in that pair of jeans? Notice it, admit to it, regret it for three seconds, and then come back to the present moment. (And maybe throw on a different pair of jeans.)
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ~ Amy Bloom
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Write your way to empathy, joy, and a more full, inspiring, genuine connection with yourself.
We can make friends with our suffering, our mistakes, our shame, our depression, our guilt, our joys, our longings—we can make friends with our whole self—and we can do it through our writing, whether you’re a “writer” or someone who writes in Instagram captions and work emails.
Invest in yourself. Find your voice. Or, empower your career, or find your way toward a new one. Make friends with your heart, your sanity, your power to be of benefit.