Happy Friday! I have spent a great deal of my life hating myself and to be honest it hasn’t felt good at all. But here’s what’s crazy about that. For as horrible as it felt to hate myself, I continued to indulge in the hatred. Part of the reason I hated myself is because I was judging and criticizing myself for all of my past mistakes. I was looking at myself through this lens of hindsight vision, expecting me to have behaved in the past the way I would currently now that I am armed with all the information I have today. It was incredibly unfair and abusive to do and while it has taken me some time, I have finally learned to release those wounds and forgive myself. To be even more honest, it’s been one of the most glorious and freeing things I could have ever done. I hope you have not been as unkind to yourself as I have been to me. But if you have, I hope you can forgive and free yourself and begin to love all the parts of you there are to love because you’re so doggone loveable.