Know your value and what you have to offer, and never settle for anything less than you deserve.
Never settle for anything less than you deserve.
What a complicated, complex, and challenging phrase. We often evaluate our worth based upon how we are treated by others. And I’m not just referring to a significant other, but also our friends, co-workers, bosses, and even family members. But how does someone even determine what they deserve? And if we don’t know what it is that we deserve, then how could we possibly know if we’re settling for less?
There is only one common factor that comes to mind when I think about my relationships with others, and that’s me. The most important relationship that you can have is the one you have with yourself (and God). In order to form healthy and functional relationships with others you have to love yourself, and I mean every part of yourself. Once you can accept yourself for who you are, you’ll know your worth and exactly what it is that you deserve. One of my favorite bloggers, Carly Heitlinger (College Prepster), recently posted twenty little facts about herself. In light of this post, I felt that it was appropriate to share twenty little, quirky things (that I love) about myself!
ONE // I love anything and everything yellow, especially sunflowers!!
TWO // Goldfish and wine are my guilty pleasures.
THREE // My family dynamics are crazy and I wouldn’t do anything to change it!
FOUR // I’m obsessed with the Marvel movies…helloooo Iron Man and Thor!
FIVE // I enjoy solving math riddles and brain teasers…I’ve never lost a race of Sudoku. Can you say nerd?
SIX // I know how to create/manipulate codes for webpages.
EIGHT // I hardly ever watch TV but if I do, chances are I am watching NCIS, Criminal Minds, or Law & Order SVU.
NINE // I do not like wearing make-up. Seriously, why was it even invented?!
TEN // There is a special place in my heart for children with disabilities.
ELEVEN // I HATE RUNNING and working out…but I have recently joined a gym so hopefully I can find a happy medium before bikini season.
TWELVE // My family travels to a new city every summer, and I hope to one day have the opportunity to visit every MLB stadium.
THIRTEEN // I hate coffee, but I LOVE peppermint hot chocolate!
FOURTEEN // I cannot stand the smell of Chinese food.
FIFTEEN // I used to have really long hair and was once a brunette.
SIXTEEN // Two of my favorite bible verses can be found in 2 Corinthians (4:18 & 5:7) and I have a little, precious guardian angel named Taylor.
SEVENTEEN // My vertigo gets worse the older I get, but I dream of one day sailing around the Boston Harbor.
EIGHTEEN // I rather open a new box of cereal than eat from a box that is less than halfway full.
NINETEEN // Wonderwall by Oasis is my favorite song. I prefer Jake Coco’s cover over the original though.
TWENTY // I am not ashamed of who I am. I am proud of what I have accomplished and I love the person that I am today. I know my value and exactly what I have to offer others. It’s true, those who know me know that this list could go on and on…I am quirky, silly, blunt, and even broken. But even with my faults I am worth loving.
My move to Charlotte has been an eye-opening experience to say the least, and in the past week my faith has been tested more than ever. But I will always walk by faith, even when I cannot see.
So ladies, don’t settle for anything less than you deserve. God made you and will never abandon you! His love is eternal, even when we truly are undeserving. Always remember that no one but you can determine your worthiness, and the first step is to love yourself.