Ugh, I am tired of swiping left and all those late night WhatsApp chats that lead nowhere. So, this year I might as well spice things up with myself. LUSH Cosmetics have released a limited edition series of Valentine’s gifts and I NEED at least a few of them: an Aubergine bath bomb, a Peachy bath bomb and The Big Banana massage bar.
Valentine’s Day is all about showing someone you care and spending quality time with that special someone. In my case, yet another year, that happens to be nobody but me. Teamed with a book and a cuppa, I am ready to pamper and indulge in some good self-loving this February. Never have I ever had a better reason to get naked!
First day in Miami I went straight to this beautiful salon for both a mani and pedi. I went for a natural look, white/pink colour on my fingers and a light orange on my toes. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of the nails in particular but I might be able to find a picture with my hands or feet in it. Ha! It was well worth the visit though. I mean, look at the amazing interior. It was such a calm atmosphere, a great place to relax. Besides, I am very fond of the name of the shop, “LUV” – inspired by self-love. So, I basically went there to give love to my body and myself. It is so important. Don’t ever forget to take care of yourself – because you’re worth it!
But now I’m saving all my loving for someone who’s loving me.
I think a lot. So, here’s a thought I thought I’d share with you. Just a thought that brings me comfort: you’re not wrong, you’re just not right.
Everyone can’t be the right one. Ultimately, there’s only one the one. I mean, just because you’re not right, doesn’t mean you’re wrong. Like my dad used to tell me, yet in a completely different context: ”This is not against you, Julia. This is for me”, meaning he didn’t do what he did to be mean to me. He simply did it for his own gain. Basically, I had nothing to do with it and it was all well meant.
At some point, you’ll be more than all right for someone, and when you think about it this way, it doesn’t hurt as much to be basically no one to what feels like everyone. One day, you’ll be just right for someone and it won’t matter that you weren’t all the other times.
Sometimes, people are willing to settle for anyone, anywhere. I believe it’s always better to settle for the one and only, even if that person oftentimes seems to be nowhere. I’m still searching for Mr (b)right. That’s right, he has to be a smart one!
I’m convinced everybody’s ”rights” are left somewhere. We just need to move forward and leave the thought of being wrong behind.
”The reason we struggle with insecurities is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
New year, new beginnings and a completely new category that should have been here a long time ago. I am finally introducing to you, and myself – Self-Love. It is so important. My idea is to share motivational quotes and poetry on the subject, and of course, personal thoughts. Sounds good, I hope?
I used to play He-Loves-Me-Not with grams in place of flowers. I still possess parts of that mindset. 2018 I am going to start learning how to love what I see in the mirror. I know that I amount to more than the meals I have missed. No matter the looks, what counts is being someone with a kind heart.
Stop waiting for Monday, January first or anything else. Start now…