India Arie -Video

self ˈləv/
Regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).

    I have come to the realization that if I want love from someone else I first have to love myself. Without self-love, I feel that you’ll never know yourself nor feel comfortable in your own skin. I know, I have my flaws that I am still working on loving. Every day I don’t love my body, but feel it’s a process you have to be willing to start. I tend to feel that no one will love me because of my looks, but I have come to realize it’s not me… it’s actually the guys I like. These guys aren’t worth my time. The way I plan to change this is not falling so quick in love with the infatuation of the words that a guy I like says. I have never been in a relationship and I believe it is because I do not truly know how to commit or understand the love for another to the extent to be together. I always make it to the talking stage with a guy and it is like everything is going great, but something changes and we either stop or just drift apart. Leaving me wondering what did I do wrong or what I could have done to prevent it from ending this way. It took a long time for me to realize that it was because I did not love myself enough to let someone else love me. I felt torn and like I didn’t deserve to be loved by someone because of the way I am. The thing is nothing is wrong with me. I just hope one day someone can love me for me and not who they “hope” I will be. 

Art: Ghetto Black Chick by TheAmericanDream

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