#LoveMe – something just for me

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  1. Why are you doing #LoveMe?
  2. A photo of you
  3. A word that describes you
  4. A person who loves you
  5. A note to the past you
  6. A note to the future you
  7. One thing that’s just for you
  8. Share a scar
  9. Share something beautiful
  10. Share a secret
  11. Share a smile
  12. Share a flaw
  13. Share a quote
  14. Share a fear you overcame
  15. Something you have done right
  16. Something you like about yourself 
  17. Something that feeds your soul
  18. Something that feeds your brain
  19. Something you feel strongly about
  20. Something you love to wear
  21. Something you are proud of
  22. What makes you unique?
  23. What is your best feature?
  24. What makes you happy?
  25. What makes you laugh?
  26. What makes you feel beautiful?
  27. What have you accepted about yourself?
  28. What have you learned from doing #LoveMe these past twenty-eight days?

This one was a little tricky. I do a whole range of things but a lot of them aren’t solely for me. Baking? I share the things I bake. The gym? Well, technically this is for me, but it’s also not because of me. I do it to stay fit and healthy, sure, but my mum instilled that need in me. It is good for me, but the way I feel about the gym doesn’t really fit into the spirit of this particular part of the challenge.

What really made sense to me, for this, is dying my hair. I know a lot of people dye their hair. And I know a lot of people do it at home, for a lot cheaper than what I do. But dying my hair at a salon makes me feel nice. The hairdresser I see is lovely. She makes me feel special and, most importantly, she makes me feel good about myself. I love the small talk and the asking my opinion about my hair like I know a damned thing about hairdressing. But, to be honest, I love the head massage most. I get a lot of headaches, so it always feels best to me.

Dying my hair once every three months or so is my luxury. It’s a splurge that feels good and it’s a feeling that lasts for weeks and weeks. And, most importantly, it’s just for me. No one else gets to dictate what colour I dye my hair. This is just for me.

(I suppose my tattoos could fall into this category too. But as gorgeous as they are, they do hurt. So I went with the less painful of the two options.)

 

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About Bec Graham

Bec Graham, 24, was born on the wrong continent. Everything from her burns-like-paper skin tone to her inability to cope with the slightest hint of a hot day suggests she should have been born under the gloomy skies and mild sun of the UK. She hopes writing will get her to her rightful home one day. Failing that, she scans the skies for a spinning blue police box, hoping to catch a lift back to the motherland.
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6 Responses to #LoveMe – something just for me

  1. nevillegirl says:

    !!!! That’s a good thing to do for yourself. It’s so important to try your best to like the way you look and so I’m always happy when one of my friends who’s been talking about dyeing or cutting their hair finally does it because I know they look like who they really want to be at that moment. 😊

  2. Mahima says:

    Oh wow what colour is your hair now??

  3. Deborah says:

    Ha! Love it. I used to think I read just for me, but reviewing has changed that dynamic a little!

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