Happy 36th birthday to me and I am back with a list. Because that is the tradition I started at 30 and I will keep it going. This year I chose affirmations for myself to read now and then to give myself a little boost. A few of these affirmations are actually aspirations for me like numbers 8 and 9. A few also tell me that I can be successful at change and that I just need the reminder to believe in myself. So enjoy the 36 affirmations below and let me know what affirmations you use for yourself in the comments.
Every year in November, I begin to think of a list that I should write for my next birthday. It gets harder as it gets longer each year, but I think it is a good way to review the year or propose something for the year ahead. This year since I came into motherhood right before I turned 34, I decided it would be nice to reflect on it for my 35th birthday. I need to actually write about my 35th birthday in particular, but we shall save that for another post. So here are my 35 insights over the past year, many people might not agree and that is fine with me.
me start by saying, I’m not huge. I am a bit chubby, and if I had to
take a BMI test it would say I am just over the line for the obese
category. I’ve had an obsession with my weight equating to acceptance
and love since I was in middle school. At the time all of my friends
were smaller than I was and though we all suffered from the media’s
perception of beauty it was twice as hard to watch my smaller friends
find faults in themselves as it seemed those faults would be worse in
someone who is bigger.
I always ask myself this question: Why don’t I put myself first? I
hear from others all the time to learn to put myself first. That is
always easier said than done and there is always a reason as to why I
haven’t done it yet. One problem I have realized from having low
self-esteem is that when you don’t value yourself you try to find
redemption from others. I need a way to redeem my self-worth and so if I
do everything I can for others, maybe I can become a better person. I
know for a fact that doing things for others rarely helps me unless its
something I truly want to do.
has a fear or two. For the longest time I just thought that my fear of
death was the only one I had. As I have gotten older I’ve begun to
realize that my fear of death actually stems from my fear of the
Ever met a person that persistently can’t make ends meet? Or they
just get so close and say, “Nope! I don’t think I can do this!” It’s
funny a lot of people give me praise for learning languages, or
traveling, etc, but most people don’t realize that I don’t consider
myself successful in them.