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Friday, January 18, 2013

31Ways2GetItStarted™!: January 18, 2013

Day 18: Remind Yourself of What You Love About Yourself

You people know me. Unless kittens are involved, I'm one of the least sentimental people you'll meet. True story: my father took me to see E.T. in the theaters when I was a wee Yenta, and as the creature was being rescued from the black helicopters or whatever nonsense occurred, my father was teary-eyed at the movie magic...and I was asleep. Quite possibly snoring a little. I've had at least two boyfriends break up with me because of my lack of romance. What can I say? My vagina doesn't appreciate pink champagne and white teddy bears. Alas. 

However. My lack of sentiment does NOT include not loving oneself. Because if you don't love yourself, there's no way you're going to invest in doing the hard and long-term work necessary to change your life. Forget it. Not going to happen. You won't believe you can do it, nor, crucially, will you believe you're worth it. End of story. 

So, here we are on Day 18, and it's a Friday, hopefully you're making fun plans for the weekend, so I'm going to keep it simple: remind yourself of what you love about yourself. Whether it's your eyes, your sense of humor, your ability to make your friends and family feel loved and nurtured....whatever. Focus on that. Focus on the good things and commit to doing whatever necessary so that the owner of said attractive traits can achieve their goals. Yes, if necessary, be the friend you've always wished for and give yourself an over-the-top pep-talk so that today and tomorrow and the day after that and after that you can go out and do the work necessary to achieving your goals. Life is hard enough kids...cut yourself some damn slack!
Email me @, if you'd like to continue this conversation about celebrating yourself to achieve your goals...but not if you're going to ask me what exactly my vagina does appreciate. Unless you're hot. you doin'?

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