Not much has physically changed between the first selfie of this year and the last ( RIP nose and septum rings ), but because 2017 was a year devoted to self love, there has been a lot of change within and I’m genuinely happy.
That is the caption to my Instagram post featuring these two pictures:
I was born 21 years ago, but 2017 was the year I truly started to appreciate the goddess within me. If this is the first post you’ve read on this blog, I promise I’m not loca or anything. I just believe that we all have a god/goddess within us.
Ya know how we refer to people as kings and queens and stuff? Like, my best friend is a queen in every sense of the word, but I don’t obey her orders or anything (lmao could you imagine?). I consider myself a goddess, but not in the sense that anyone needs to worship me.
Now that that is clarified, I’ll tell you a little bit about how 2017 is the year in which the goddess within me really started to thrive. Firstly, this year was a year of unapologetic self-love. I really tried to focus on all the things I loved about myself already a lot more than on the things I perceived to be my flaws.
Instead of working to fix my flaws, I worked to not see them as flaws anymore. Of course, I’ll probably never think I’m perfect, and working to change how you see your “flaws” is a lot harder than it sounds. Self-love isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.
These efforts toward the ultimate self-love allowed my confidence to blossom. If ya take a look at my Instagram profile, you can tell that I’m quite confident. (Sometimes I be feeling myself too much but I’m not gonna apologize for that because it’s almost 2018 and we don’t do apologies anymore.) I’m not just confident in my physical appearance, I’m more confident in every aspect of my life.
In fact, everything I do,I do with confidence now. It’s honestly the best way to live life to be more confident in what you believe in etc. People have always told me I have a really good “I don’t give a fuck” attitude, and this year I really used that bad boy a lot. Obviously there are some things in life we should give a lot of fucks about, but life is too short to stress too much. Life is also too short to not say what you mean and mean what you say.
Every facet of who I am, the optimist, the over thinker, the raging Latina, the badass, the lover, all of every hint I am, has grown in some way this year. And guess what?
I’m happy. I’m genuinely happy. I’ve had some sad times and bad times this year, but through it all I’m happy. It’s been along time since I’ve been able to look back on a year in its entirety and truly say that.
This year I learned that the only person who should influence my happiness is my damn self. So here’s to 2018, a year of continued happiness, growth, glo-ups etc. The year the goddess within me truly gets to know her own strength.