you know what the best part of waking up every day is for me lately?
i know that may sound kind of weird, but here's the thing:
i love myself. i am finally a person that i love to be. i feel like a good person, worth something.
i spent the last couple of years hating myself. nothing makes life worse than hating waking up and seeing yourself every day, and i don't mean simply physically. waking up and seeing all of your inadequacies and failures written all over yourself. all of your bitterness and hate.
sometimes i felt ashamed to be me, because of the way that i behaved. i felt trapped inside myself.
that was me then. but now i wake up, thrilled to go to work each day and be with kids i love so much they might as well be related to me. i love coming home and being with my family, and spending time with people who love me. i love doing things that enrich myself as a person, and my life....
because i'm worth it.
and knowing that, and loving myself....is truly the greatest gift.