I Want To Like My Awful, Embarrassing Self

Am I worthy of being liked, much less loved? And how do I believe it?

Every time I get dumped, I give myself a few days of pure, unadulterated self-pity.

How can I be loveable if no one loves me?

“Why bother liking myself if no one else does?”

I need to learn to like myself.

“You are a beautiful sea star in an ocean of cosmic stars — open yourself up to your own inner goddess and you will find all the love you deserve!”

But what if I pretended to like myself?

And maybe, early on in the self-esteem game, pretending is enough.

Mental Health Advocate | Writer | Aspiring Cat Lady | https://jordanyates.me/

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