- Why are you doing #LoveMe?
- A photo of you
- A word that describes you
- A person who loves you
- A note to the past you
- A note to the future you
- One thing that’s just for you
- Share a scar
- Share something beautiful
- Share a secret
- Share a smile
- Share a flaw
- Share a quote
- Share a fear you overcame
- Something you have done right
- Something you like about yourself
- Something that feeds your soul
- Something that feeds your brain
- Something you feel strongly about
- Something you love to wear
- Something you are proud of
- What makes you unique?
- What is your best feature?
- What makes you happy?
- What makes you laugh?
- What makes you feel beautiful?
- What have you accepted about yourself?
- 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.)