When I turned 40, I vowed to make my fortieth my Year of Self-Love. As I turn 45, I would like to celebrate my next lap around the sun with a similar intention.
In the five years since embarking down my path of self-love, I’ve learned a lot about myself and why it is that I am so independent. By diving deeply into my formative years, I’ve learned about how my childhood has affected and continues to affect nearly every aspect of my life — from my health to the way I relate with others. While this excavation work has been uncomfortable at times, it has also been freeing. Knowing why I am the way I am has been incredibly valuable for me.