So Worth Loving is a clothing and lifestyle brand based in Atlanta that I have been a huge fan of since I heard about their mission: to spread a message of self love and self worth.
I love following their tumblr & instagram, which are constantly filled with inspiring stories of people who have been impacted by their positivity. For a while, I have wanted to share what this brand and this phrase – “So Worth Loving” – means to me. But it’s scary to open up like that to the world. So I guess there’s no better place to share it than my blog, which also took a fair amount of courage to start.
The So Worth Loving manifesto says:
A lot of those things speak to me, but the one that I have struggled with the most is relationship status. I am someone who loves to give love, but sometimes forgets how to receive it. I enjoy sharing my life with others and supporting them in their endeavors, finding the best in them and encouraging them to see what I see in them. These tendencies come from a genuine place in my heart, but sometimes my identity becomes too wrapped up in the people I love & I lose sight of how I feel and what I need in return.
I have spent most of my life chasing boys, being in relationships with them, or wishing I was in relationships with them. But no matter what my current or previous relationship status is, So Worth Loving has been a reminder to me that not only do I have so much love to give, I deserve so much in return. And just because I’m not currently doing life with someone in that capacity doesn’t mean that I will never find someone who will lift me up and love me as much as I am able to love them back.
The harder & more important lesson I’ve been learning is that even though I should have faith for meeting that person one day, it doesn’t mean I should be living or loving any less now. I have been learning that I have a lot to offer myself, a lot to learn about myself, and a lot to experience by myself, & just because I am “alone” doesn’t mean I have to feel lonely.
I am So Worth Loving.
Not only do I deserve love from others, but I deserve love from myself. A knowledge of myself, what makes me happy, and what I want to achieve in life; a love for my own unique spirit that no one can take away from me.