If you asked me today whether I liked myself, I could confidently tell you that yes, I like the person I am and the person I'm becoming. I believe I can largely attribute this to a mentality developed over years of self-doubt and happiness-seeking. My personal mantra is something along the lines of-
you're as happy as you allow yourself to be.
This means a lot of things for me.
It means that I believe in counting blessings.
It means that I'm constantly striving to better myself.
It means that while I'm far, far from perfection, I love myself despite my numerous flaws.
Because, if I'm being honest...
I'm a pushover.
But if I'm also being honest...
I think that's the ticket to happiness right there- acknowledging the things we wish to change about ourselves and the steps we need to take toward becoming a better person. But also daily taking the time to acknowledge the awesome person we already are.
And you guys, if I'm being honest...I'm pretty awesome :)