Narrative Essay About Self Love

2008 Words 9 Pages
For the longest time, I didn’t feel comfortable in my skin. My lack of self-love almost destroyed me because it caused me to settle in every area of my life. I’ve come a very long way, but it hasn’t been without heartbreak and confusion along the way.
Growing up, I was an extremely shy kid who never felt quite comfortable around people, with the exception of my family and a few close friends. This feeling of inadequacy all began in elementary school when I was teased for my brown skin and skinny frame. As a result, I developed the mindset that I somehow lacked something – whatever that something was, I didn’t know. Let’s just say kids can be very mean, and the seed of self-doubt had been planted. I found myself internalizing negative thoughts towards myself for far too long.
Those negative experiences and feelings followed me through grade school. By high
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I’m finally in a space where I understand that my value is rooted in God and no other. I’d like to think that my story is more than making a few unwise decisions as it relates to love. Rather, my story is about intentionally overcoming negative feelings we may have about ourselves. I am still on the journey of learning to love myself more and more each day. I consciously remind myself that I am beautiful and deserve God’s best for my life.
Today, I find myself intentionally and unapologetically pursu-ing those things that bring joy to my life. That includes writing con-tent that not only challenges women to be the very best version of themselves but to love themselves past their darkest moments in life. I believe we all have a purpose, and while we may discover it in dif-ferent seasons of our lives, it does indeed exist for us all. I no longer know who that little girl was who was afraid to stand boldly in her truth. I have decided to live my life with my head held high knowing with all certainty that I am capable, strong, and full of

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