If you've been following Wild Sister for a while, or even just a couple of weeks, you'll know how passionate I am about the topic of self-love.
Loving yourself is the foundation for true happiness, peace, success… and everything good and holy.
I know from personal experience that showing a little more kindness to yourself each day can become a rolling stone of love that will change your life.
I know a lot of people still think self-love is woo-woo self-help crap, and that's fine, those lovelies can continue on their merry path.
But learning to love myself changed my life from the inside out.
I credit all my success, freedom, happiness and all of my blessings to that one moment almost three years ago in which I decided to be happy instead of miserable.
Loving myself brought me here, to Wild Sister, to Bali, to waking up every morning bursting with happiness and excitement to live another day.
You can't argue with those results, as woo-woo as it might sound.
I used to sleep until 12, 1, 2, 3 sometimes 4 in the afternoon because I was utterly bored my life and didn't think I had anything to get out of bed for.
Now I'm so excited to live this life that I jump out of bed smiling at the crack of dawn. I even laugh in my sleep, so loud I wake myself up. Even my subconscious is deliriously happy!
I spontaneously burst into happy-dances every day. It's both awesome and hilarious.
But the best part is this…
I know I'll never finish learning new ways to love myself more, to choose love and be love more.
Self-love is a lifelong adventure, sometimes I stumble and fall, other times I'm so high on love I feel like I'm floating. It's all part of the fun.
That's why I'm constantly reading books and blogs about self-love, self-care, health, positivity, spirituality and lifestyle – to learn more and more about loving myself and living my best life.
When I put my time, focus and money towards self-growth, self-love and inspiration, I nourish my mind, body and soul and create a thriving, blessed life for myself and the people I love.
The love I have for myself spills over onto my work, my family, and everyone I come across.
And that, gorgeous soul, is how we change the world.
When I first started blogging in 2010, it was simply a way for me to document my journey to happiness. I had no idea it would lead me here, to this dreamy life.
I just wanted to be happy, to see something I liked when I looked in the mirror, and to know what the hell I was doing with my messed up life.
I mean it with every fibre of my being when I say:
Blogging saved me.
Writing saved me.
Reading positive blogs saved me.
Finding this community of women who are on the same wavelength as me saved me.
It brought me back to life.
Loving myself transformed my life from being dull and grey into a technicolour rainbow.
Now, my heart smiles so big when women tell me that Wild Sister is helping them to love themselves. I can't even process such an amazing compliment.
A dear friend of mine from years ago joined the Wild Sisterhood recently, and she told me she had been reading Wild Sister for a long time and had finally joined the Sisterhood because now she was ready to be happy.
That right there is the best gift I have ever been given.
Hearing stories like that remind me why I'm doing this work, why I'm here on this Earth.
If I could give just one message to the world, it would be; Love Yourself.
Make that your number one priority, and everything else will work out.
The mission of Wild Sister is to help you 'Love Yourself, Follow Your Bliss, Change The World.' But loving yourself is the first and most important step, because when you love yourself, you know yourself enough to realise what your bliss is, and you care about yourself enough to follow it.
When you love yourself and follow your bliss, you can't help but change the world.
My lovely friend is finally ready to love herself, follow her bliss and change the world. She's ready to be happy.
Because of that willingness, that readiness, self-love and happiness are already hers. And I have no doubt she'll change the world.
What about you, lovely?
Are you ready?