I Love Being Me Because I Am Special

Believe it or not, had I had to write this post last year I would not have been able to come up with more than three reasons why I love being me.

I did not love myself. I was self-critical and my own worst enemy. Nothing will bring you down quicker than berating yourself. 

It was around this time last year I started considering putting down my thoughts into writing and possibly starting a blog! Well, what a difference a year can make! I started my blog in November and started sharing my content in February 2016!

Writing has given me the chance to learn a lot about myself, so here are the five fabulous reasons why I love being me:

1. I Am A Great Mom

I love being me because whilst I am not the perfect mom, I know I am a great mom.

Being a mother is the best thing in the world. I know every mom says so – well, it’s true!

We have tons of fun together,  great moments and continue to create memories for our little happy family of three.

When I was pregnant, I suffered a lot of anxiety and worry, sleepless nights about not succeeding in being the absolute perfect mother. My little one taught me that I didn’t have to be.

It’s rare for a mom to never experience self-doubt. Yes, arming yourself with information is useful. Do you agree that too much expert advice can lead you into the trap of believing that there is only one right way to do things?

You in turn start believing that if you’re not doing things that one way your kids will suffer the consequences of your actions…..the perfect recipe for mother’s guilt.

I have accepted the fact that I cannot be a perfect mom, and I am OK with that.

Being a great mom, having my son healthy, happy and loving me back is enough for me.

Suggestion for a new mom? “Read your baby, not your baby book”

 

2. I Am Responsible For My Own Happiness

My outlook on life literally changed after I learned this. I had in the past always relied on other people to make me happy. Friends, family…everyone.

Happiness is earned and created. When you take action by changing your thoughts and mindset into daily positive affirmations, you are telling yourself that your life is worth fighting for. You are taking responsibility for your life.

My advice to you?Keep this quote close to your heart:

“Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it.”Click To Tweet
3. I Am Well Traveled

I have travelled since I was 3 years old. I have visited almost 50 countries, over 100 cities, lived in 8 countries, and speak 4 languages.

Pretty impressive right? Tooting my horn? YUP! Toot toot!

If you are open to it, travel will open your mind to new experiences and people while broadening your mind. It will make you a more well-rounded human being.

Which is really the goal, isn’t it?

I love being me because traveling has allowed me to learn about different cultures and ways of life. Travelling has helped me to grow as a person, understand different perspectives and most of all – people.

'Why fit in when you were born to stand out?' - Dr. SeussClick To Tweet

 

4. I Am Vulnerable

Being vulnerable means to show yourself to others completely without holding back for fear of rejection or judgment. Here are my strengths, here are my weaknesses, take me as I am.

Most of the time, we look for it in others but hide from it in ourselves.  

Vulnerability can make you more susceptible to hurt and disappointment, true, but only then can we show our real and authentic self

I love being me because embracing vulnerability has been a great experience for me.

I work on myself daily and it is opening up many doors for me.

5. I Am Unique

This is my favourite of my five reasons of why I love being me.

I no longer conform to what the media says I should look like or what people think I should be doing in and with my life.

I am unique, my own person. There is no one on planet earth that is exactly like me.

Yes, a lot of people are similar, share the same interests or experiences, but they are not me and I am not them.

My uniqueness and special qualities such as being loyal, a good friend, advice giver and listener (not bragging , LOL)  sets me apart from others, and that is something to be proud of.

Do you love being you? What makes you great, unique and special?

Please share with me one, three, or even five fabulous reasons why you love being you in the comments section below!

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104 thoughts on “5 Fabulous Reasons Why I Love Being Me

  1. love this post oh-so-much! So true that we’re in charge of our happiness! It’s a great reminder 😉 xx

    Posted on September 28, 2016 at 21:47
  2. all the little things together is what makes us who we are. keep it up!

    Posted on September 27, 2016 at 17:00
  3. Beautiful post! So uplifting – love how positive it was!

    Posted on September 25, 2016 at 16:05
  4. Wow – so well traveled you are! Very cool. So much worldy experience/knowledge and you’ve seen so much! And this is incredible! That is really something to celebrate! 🙂

    Posted on September 25, 2016 at 14:23
  5. We are all these things. Most important relationship you’ll ever have is with yourself. Great article!

    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 19:56
  6. Love this. When we’re asked what we are grateful for how long is it before we includes ourselves? Usually too long.

    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 18:51
  7. Lovely piece. It is so life-changing when we learn to love ourselves. I was especially moved by your thoughts on vulnerability, That’s something I am finally learning to embrace about myself as well.

    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 16:01
  8. Yes we are all different and unique in our own little way (:

    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 12:46
  9. Oooh, I love the suggestion of “read your baby, not your baby book.” I have found it’s too easy to fall into the “should” trap with kids, and sometimes baby books only add to our insecurities and worries. Great post 🙂

    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 00:33
  10. What an inspiring post! We should all feel this way about ourselves! And that is so cool that you know 4 languages!

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 20:40
  11. Girl I love this! These are all amazing things to remember about ourselves. I think it’s vital fr our happiness to be content in who we are. Thank you for sharing this!

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 15:44
  12. This is a really great post! Happiness really is an inside job and once we embrace who we are and love ourselves, everything else seems to fall into place.

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 12:30
  13. This is so beautiful! You are awesome and so am I =) I need to acknowledge that more.

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 11:41
  14. I agree that we are responsible for our own happiness. We can choose when and how to be happy/joyful in almost any circumstance.

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 11:24
  15. what a lovely piece. too often we are self-critical to the point that we are our own worst enemies. We are def responsible for our own happiness

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 08:58
  16. We are all unique in our own way and yes, I totally agree that we are responsible for our own happiness. I love this post.

    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 01:32
  17. It’s difficult to reach inside and find what we admire about ourselves for sure. Being unique should be on the top of everyones list!

    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 23:07
  18. Lots of people need to take a moment and do some “me time”. Giving yourself positive thoughts and feelings is SO important. Just as important as being kind to others.

    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 22:57
  19. Sheri, this was so refreshing to read! So often as wives an mothers, we don’t take time to appreciate ourselves. We put ourselves on the bottom and brag about our children’s qualities. Thank you for sharing how you can love yourself.

    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 21:03
  20. What I would do to be as self loving as this! This is awesome. Liife goal for sure!

    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 17:31
  21. I think many of us can relate to this. I know this is something I struggle with daily. Glad to see you are doing so well!

    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 12:50
  22. I love this! Feeding yourself with positivity every day is so important! No one is perfect, but it’s about focusing on the good. 🙂

    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 10:13
  23. This gave me a moment of reflection, too. I’m more well traveled than I know. I’ve been to many countries and my husband has only been out of the country twice… with ME!

    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 07:23
  24. These are all great points. I am definitely in charge of making sure I am happy. I need to work on that 🙂

    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 06:54
  25. I agree so damn much with every one of those reasons you’re stating! For me, it takes confidence to realize you’re happy with the one you are and with your inner self, but even tho it takes time, it worth it so much more than we would ever thought! As a matter of fact, when you’re growing old you’re just more confident and even you’re vulnerable, experiences makes your path your own. Indeed, when you said your favorite reason is the one regarding your uniqueness I couldn’t agree more. You’re unique and that’s why you gotta to love being yourself, because it doesn’t matter what others think tho!

    Posted on September 20, 2016 at 04:51
  26. Really good post. Can’t wait to see more xx

    Posted on September 20, 2016 at 04:28
  27. Love this post. It’s so nice to see someone posting self worth articles!

    Posted on September 20, 2016 at 02:23
  28. I love posts like this! I especially agree with the happiness one. It’s up to us to make ourselves happy not anyone else’s job!

    Posted on September 20, 2016 at 00:33
  29. Amazing post! A powerful one that kinda reminds everyone to be proud of who you are as a person. Love it!

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 23:23
  30. I wish I could say that I was as well traveled as you. I have been to a few countries myself, but not as many as you have!

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 20:41
  31. Omg just love this!!!! Nothing better than a little self love! I wish more people would embrace the goodness and love it!!!

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 18:19
  32. This is such an inspiring post! It is so true that we should be happy in being ourselves.

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 15:29
  33. This is a beautiful article. I think a lot of times people have a really hard time expressing these things about themselves.

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 10:54
  34. I loved this! This world is filled with so much negativity that finding positives in ourselves is so important. It took me a long time to embrace my flaws and love myself.

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 05:43
  35. These are all amazing reasons. Sometimes, we can be so hard on ourselves trying to be perfect parents even if we know that nobody is perfect.

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 03:24
  36. Hello Sheri,

    You never fail to inspire us with your post, and for that we admire you!
    All of us are special and unique – we just have to find our inner-self and start to be happy on what we have.

    Thank you and keep on inspiring!

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 00:10
  37. Good for you for putting together this list and for loving yourself. I love how traveled you are and I completely agree that we are all responsible for our own happiness – that can be a hard lesson to learn.

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 22:31
  38. Also- I could work on some of this too

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 20:37
  39. Yes yes! I can’t agree more! All super great reasons to be happy with yourself. Bravo!

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 20:36
  40. I am responsible for my own happiness – took me a while to learn that one, and to also learn what goes with it – I am not responsible for other people’s happiness. As a recovering people pleaser, I really have to remember that. I can’t please everyone!

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 19:45
  41. I love this post, and I really appreciate it. I’ve gone through something this past months that definitely took a toll on me and I forgot to love myself in the process. This post is so inspiring and we should never forget to love ourselves!

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 19:31
  42. Wow you are amazing. I love that you are so well versed in travel. It is my dream to travel more.

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 16:18
  43. Great post. I think we all need to remind ourselves that we’re doing a good job as parents. So important.

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 10:31
  44. It took me a long time to figure out that I was responsible for my own happiness. Like, last week. 🙂 Thanks for a beautiful post.

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 10:26
  45. Girl you are an inspiration! I can’t believe you’ve been to so many places! I would love to travel that much. Have you ever been to India?

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 10:15
    1. Hi. I have not been to India. India, Australia and New Zealand are the three places I want to visit the most. I hear India changes you. There is so much to see and do there, not to speak of all the things I can learn about others as well as myself. I am looking forward to the day I can go.

      Posted on September 19, 2016 at 05:10
  46. It is so good to take the time to love yourself and to realize that you are special! What a great post and so very introspective and inspiring. It really is a mark of greatness that you are confident and open enough to share this publicly. I thank you!

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 09:16
    1. Thank you so much Judson. I am so moved by your wonderful words. Thank you so very much as at times I am afraid to post for fear of being judged, but feedback like this really gives me renewed strength and motivation.

      Posted on September 19, 2016 at 05:11
  47. It’s a wonderful thing to remind ourselfs of our value and this Is a wonderful post that shows shares just that. I know I’ve been guilty of being too busy to stop and give myself some on self love at times.

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 07:20
  48. Sheri I love this! I think everyone should have their own Why I Love Being Me list.

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 04:47
  49. A friend of mine recently mailed me a card that reminded me I am an awesome mom. Sometimes we forget that about ourselves. No shame in owning it either!

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 21:29
  50. This is so perfect. We are not all perfect and we all have something to offer this world. Often times, we forget that.

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 19:36
  51. I love that part about being valuable. Too many people forget that they have amazing value!!!!! It is so important to have self care and remember that important fact!

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 18:55
  52. This is a wonderful post and I feel like this is something I need to write down about myself and read on day when life gets tough. Such a great way to stay inspired and thankful.

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 18:40
  53. So inspiring Sheri, thanks for this! It comes as a great help to cope with my weaknesses and to give me strength, you can’t imagine how valuable this is in this moment to me, thanks

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 17:41
    1. HI Gabi – Thank you for your feedback. I am happy my words spoke to you at a time that you needed them to. In whatever you are going through, I wish you strength and motivation to continue and come out of it better. If you need a little boost of daily inspiration, I have something that could help.
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      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:31
  54. These are all amazing reasons to love yourself! Such a positive way of looking at things!

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 13:50
  55. I think we all are each responsible for our own happiness. When it comes down to it, you have to guide your feelings and vibe. No one else can do that for you. Great list of reminders!

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 13:25
  56. Lovely article..very inspiring and honest writing. I think it’s something we should all do from time to time.

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 12:29
  57. 5 amazing reasons ! you are such a fantastic woman….. Your travel life is inspirational… You matter and you are enough always…

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 10:31
    1. Thank you for the kind and encouraging words Verushka – Happy Sunday 🙂

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 04:46
  58. Deep post Sheri. Being vulnerable is indeed very important as it is revealing your true self to others. Honest people know how to be vulnerable, but indeed we get *used* by other at times, which is sad.

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 06:10
  59. This is really something people should do once a week or maybe once a month, to write down all the positive things you can immagine about yourself and show some self-appreciation. This is really inspiring!

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 04:30
  60. We definitely need to value ourselves, we are all different and different is good and unique.

    Posted on September 17, 2016 at 00:22
  61. We can only be ourselves, your post gives inspiration to be real to who we are. Great read.

    Posted on September 16, 2016 at 18:45
  62. The point is we should give time to ourselves and this inspiring post is something everyone should read!

    Posted on September 16, 2016 at 07:42
  63. Naaaa, whatever you are going through and what choices you have made in life, you are you and that no matter what people say, it doesn’t matter at all. You are special in your own way and I admire you for being who you are. 🙂 Stay awesome!

    Posted on September 15, 2016 at 23:23
  64. This is such an inspiring post. We often forget to value ourselves more, to love ourselves. Each of us is special, in their own unique way, and all of us should think about the reasons we should love ourselves more often:)

    Posted on September 14, 2016 at 16:46
  65. Omg just love this!!!! I’m all about self love!!! If we can’t live ourselves then how can we love anyone else?

    Posted on September 14, 2016 at 14:38
  66. Another lesson learned from a mom. Perhaps the best advice I got – read you kids and not a baby book. Oftentimes, we tend to research a lot and read so many books and literatures to find the answer to life’s mysteries when in fact, they are readily available once we open our eyes and understand our kids. Thank you for this.

    Posted on September 14, 2016 at 09:57
  67. Great post and your outlook on the topic. Uniqness is what makes us special. There’s no point to be like others.

    Posted on September 14, 2016 at 07:51
  68. This post is lovely. Indeed, one has to love one’s self to be happy and being positive in life. Anyway, I’ve only been to 16 countries at most, but I still love myself nonetheless. This is because I love that I’m a forgiving and loving person. This must be why I’m still in a happy bf-gf relationship which will be on its 5th year next, next week.

    Posted on September 14, 2016 at 03:00
  69. Hi Sheri, I loved every bit of this post! I’ve heard that to love one’s self is important in order to radiate the same love to other people. Seldom do we see people now who can fully embrace themselves. Some feel hopeless and choose to drown in insecurities instead and compare their lives to other people. Keep on inspiring people with your positive outlook and promote love for one’s self. <3

    Posted on September 14, 2016 at 02:11
    1. Thank you Rej – Feedback like yours make me secure that I am doing the right thing and going along the right path. Thank you for your words of encouragement. xoxo S.

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:28
  70. What a wonderful post! Everyone should have a post like this and come back to it everytime one feels down or unappreciated. You’re so well-traveled! I love the part about read your baby, not the baby book. 😀

    Posted on September 14, 2016 at 01:29
  71. Great post. Uniqueness is what makes as special.

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 16:44
  72. I want to cry. This post is beautiful. knowing yourself and accepting yourself is the most beautiful thing.

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 11:09
    1. Thank you Valerie. Happy to hear my post touched you. I am finally accepting myself and it feels great.

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:25
  73. I love this post! Loving ones self is a priority. And its true that we are responsible for our own happiness. I envy you for all your travels, its been my dream to visit different countries and learn about diverse cultures.. You rock! 🙂

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 09:52
    1. Hi mommy Queen – I really hope that you get to travel and see different countries. I really believe it will change your life. The experiences will be amazing.

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:24
  74. A healthy self-love and appreciation for our own talents and weaknesses is important in having good relationships. This kind of acceptance enables us to accept others also. When we do not appreciate what is unique in ourselves, it would be hard to appreciate what is unique in others also. This is a great exercise.

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 09:28
  75. Fantastic post! You are who you are and even if there are 7 billion people in the planet, there is no one like you. Because you are unique, yes it is your choice to live how you want, and to see the world how you want to see it. More important, knowing yourself, what you can and cannot, that helps in your being such a positive person today.

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 08:42
    1. Thank you so much Robert! I agree with knowing yourself. Once you know who you are and what you stand for, the rest will fall into place.

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:23
  76. What a beautiful article! It’s truly inspiring and uplifting! I try to repeat the same words with myself, every single day. I have to say that one must reach a certain point of maturity before having these realizations in life, so congratulations! Many young women should learn from you. 🙂

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 07:52
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      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:21
  77. No wonder you’re glad being you. You sound pretty cool 🙂 e should all does this sometimes.

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 06:08
  78. I agree with Divya. We should all be doing a post like this. Honestly, I loved it, although at first when I read the title I thought, what a show off! Lol. Nothing wrong with loving yourself.

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 04:04
    1. Hahahahahaha Joleisa! Well yes, I did toot my own horn (but briefly) 🙂 It took me a very long time to get to a point in life where I could list the things I love about myself, and I am so proud of it. Thank you for stopping by xoxo S.

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:19
  79. Love it! It took me years to love myself and truly value myself. It took taking certain people out of my life, they were putting me down and affecting every aspect of me and I didn’t know it. I’m happy to see your confidence.

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 01:59
    1. Hi Daytodaymoments – It took me a long time to learn this as well, and yes, I am all for removing toxic people from your life. It is painful but you will be better off for it. xoxox S.

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:17
  80. Great post! We’re all unique in our own way and we should embrace that.

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 01:22
  81. Hey Sheri,

    Loved your post and your beautiful perspective of giving importance to yourself and loving your life! Traveling not only gives us so much memories but makes us a better human being through our experiences!
    I’m so glad that I got a chance to meet you in this virtual world and get inspired!
    xoxo Ana

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 00:03
  82. Sheri, you are a true inspiration! Every time I read a post you amaze me. First, that you are such a talented woman. Second, because you are transparent and honest about who you are as a woman. We need more women like you! Great post!

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 23:00
    1. HI. Thank you for these wonderful words. It truly warms my heart to read that my readers are enjoying my writing. You are one of the reasons I love writing. WE need more people like you too – thank you for motivating and inspiring me today! Have a great day! Hugs from Austria. 🙂

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:16
  83. These are such refreshing points! My blog today is be feeling a little beat-up so this is exactly what I needed. Thank you for sharing such a positive post for those of us who need to read these exact words.
    XO
    M

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 14:28
    1. Hi Meg! I am so happy that my post was able to hit a spot with you and help to motivate you. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend. S.

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 06:14
  84. It’s so wonderful to hear that you’ve made the journey toward loving yourself and it’s great that writing helped get you there.

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 12:43
    1. Thank you! 🙂

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 04:48
  85. This is an inspiring read! We like to talk about encouraging others but we can be very harsh on ourselves!

    Abby

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 11:19
  86. I love being unique in our own little ways. I am sure everyone is a great mom or at least tries to be sometimes.

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 08:10
  87. Yes yes YES. Everyone should be asked to write something like this for themselves. So important to love yourself and understand why you are special!

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 07:00
    1. Yes Divya! I think everyone should go through a period of self-reflection. Not only analysing the negatives or things they want to change about themselves, but embracing and celebrating what they love about themselves too. 🙂

      Posted on September 18, 2016 at 04:48
  88. Beautiful post! Sometimes the bravest things in life are the quietest

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 06:59