“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” Carrie Bradshaw,- Sex and the City
I was just speaking with my neighbor last night about how much I love people, how much I love all of my friends no matter how often we talk and the joy and fulfillment I get from all the relationship in my life (big or small). It is amazing what I have learned from my best friends all the way down to total strangers. I think it is very important to realize the role that each of these relationships plays in your life and what they bring you. Do they open you up to new things? Do they bring you questions, to somewhere unexpected, far from where you started, or back to step one? What do each of them teach you about life, about yourself, about people?
That being said, Carrie is right. The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. Where does that relationship take you? What do you learn from it? What’s the role it plays in your life? If you can figure this out, if you can work daily at self-awareness, I think that you are one step closer to the key to your own life. Loving yourself is the first step to any level of happiness and if you can find someone that loves the you that you love, the real you, the only place to go from there is up! And until you find that, I see nothing wrong with just loving yourself in the meantime instead of settling for anything less.
Here are two links to help you truly love YOU! Sounds funny, but I think we all have A LOT to learn from these tips!
And, of course, I little song linked below to remind you how beautiful you are 😉