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Dotted Self-Love

It’s been almost two years since the end of my 8 year relationship, and it’s been an adventure, to say the least!  While, I’ve had some fun in my singledom, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ready to meet that special guy soon.  However, I’m patient and have found this time to be useful in self-discovery and moments of clarity, things that I wouldn’t trade for the world.  With each passing day, I’m learning to love myself, flaws and all, more and more!  So many times we single gals (and married ones too) spend so much time worrying about who loves us and who we can love, that we forget the importance of loving ourselves.  Scars, joys, attitude, successes, failures, and more; they are all part of what makes us who we are, and we must love and embrace all of these things that make us one of kind, in order to properly love others.  

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So, if you’re a single lady, like myself, don’t wait on a man to take you out.  Spend some time alone; take yourself out to dinner.  If you’re a married gal, please don’t forget to take time for yourself; your husband will thank you for it :-).

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Shirt:  Cherokee- Target girls department; Skirt:  Unknown- vintage and shortened (similar); Belt:  Forever 21 (similar); Bag:  Zara; Shoes:  Rebecca Minkoff- DSW

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In the words of the oh so fabulous RuPal,

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an AMEN?”

  • Nessbow

    I agree with this whole-heartedly! I’ve been single for nine months after the end of a nine-year relationship and this time has been so important to me. I realised how much time I’d spent on other people, and how badly I’d neglected my own needs. I felt as though I didn’t really know who “me” was anymore! But I’ve had a lot of fun finding out and falling in love with myself.

    Thanks so much for posting this. It’s always great to have a reminder to be good to yourself.

  • I can always count on you to come up with such fun outfits! Love it! I’ve been single for about 3 years now and self love is important. I love taking myself to a place that I know non of my friends would enjoy. Sometimes because it cost a lot or because I’m a true foodie at heart. This is the best time for me to take myself there and enjoy my own company with good food and a good drink.

    I think I’m going to take myself to see Capt America after work as a treat soon.