Hey sweet peas 🙂
So this week my year at school did a workshop called “Loves Me Not”, which is based around empowering young people and educating them about abusive relationships, and how to have a healthy, awesome, loving relationship. It was a really intense workshop but gosh it was so worth it!
I think it is such an important thing to know: You are loved. You deserve to be loved. You deserve to be respected. You deserve to be happy.
What I took away from it, amongst other things, was this message. I think it is really important that you all know this. Don’t settle for any less. This applies to everything in life, from friendships to your life partner.
One thing that I think we all learn over life is to surround ourselves with people that bring out the best in us, and make us enjoy hanging out with them. If you have to be someone else it’s just not worth it, trust me. I used to get told I was weird, or nerdy, or other really not nice things, and I just don’t have time for that. If you can’t tell someone truthfully that you think they’re really cool, that’s not fair on anyone.
A few tips I took away were:
- Be respected. Be this in your decisions, your dreams, the people you’re surrounded by, be respected for being you.
- Be loved for being you. You should be loved for your quirks, for your interests, and no one should put you down for them.
- Be complimented. You should be told you look nice, that you’re funny, smart, kind, amazing. You need to be told these things, and then return them 🙂
- Be you. you don’t need another person to be as fully awesome as you are. I admit it is really cool to have someone cheering you on, and encouraging you to be your best, but remember you can and will survive by yourself ❤ You’re amazing just the way are 🙂
This was a bit of mismatch kind of post, but I just wanted to share this with you lot as I feel you’ll appreciate it 😀
I hope you think about what this all means for you, and if you want to share your thoughts that’d be awesome 🙂
Until next time,