A couple of weeks ago it was my seven year blogging anniversary. I knew it was coming and thought it was wonderful that I have been blogging here on this blog for seven years. I’ve been thinking back over these years and how I am now and how much healing I have gone through. I am especially proud of all the healing work I have done in the last three years on self-image and self-love.
I was speaking on the phone recently to my advocate from the women’s shelter and she asked, how was I doing and what have I been up to lately?
I told her something that I am especially proud of; I value myself, I am special.
She told me, everyone is special.
I told her, Of course everyone is special. But I’m special, I am special to me, that is the most important thing. I love myself and I know who I am.
That shows how much things have changed for me.
I am special and I know it. I can evaluate all my good qualities and I no longer discount them. Well, okay, once in a while I do discount myself. But I catch myself right away and re-frame it so that I am trying to give myself all the credit that I deserve. I don’t judge myself more harshly than I would anyone else and I try really hard not to judge anyone else.