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One of the most important life lessons into my twenties has been individual growth. With growth comes self-love, positive thinking, self-awareness, and confidence in both the woman I am becoming, and the journey I am on. Love is all you need, it knows no bounds. Start with loving yourself.

As you go through the motions, you are thrown curve balls when you least expect them. You are faced with obstacles that can and will test your limits, and everything you are. No matter what the circumstance, it starts with you.

You need to love yourself first, and then you can begin to love others, and let them love you back. With any sort of event that tests you whether it be grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, etc. you need to find the value behind being loved. It is SO important. At first you may fight it, but eventually you will realize it starts and ends with love.

In my own battle with grief, I resisted at first. I didn’t want to read notes from people, I didn’t respond to texts or emails of concern. I was living in my own bubble, and that is OKAY. As I say again and again, we are individuals. We all heal differently. I think it is normal to be in that sort of bubble for quite some time. You will find comfort with your loved ones that are surrounding you at the time. Just know this, take care of yourself first. Take care of your body and your mind. Then, you can start worrying about responses and taking care of others. It is never easy to put yourself first, but know there are instances that are detrimental to realize love is all you need. Love the person that you are. If you don't, it is time to look in the mirror and make some changes.

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