I’ve dated plenty of guys and I’ll probably date a lot more in my life, but I don’t base my entire world on my romantic life. After all, the longest and most important relationship I’ll ever have is with myself. Here’s why I value it above all the rest:
I don’t ever have to worry about impressing myself.
I think Drake said it best: “Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin’ with no makeup on.” I’ve stopped worrying about what I look like, what I say and what I do so much. The best part of my relationship? I don’t expect anything but my amazing self.
I can pamper myself like no other.
A boyfriend may be able to spoil me with his idea of a good time, but only I know what I really like — for example, posted up on a comfy pillow with a pint of cookie dough ice cream and no one around. That’s my definition of a bomb-ass night.
Only I know my wants and needs.
Unlike with friends and family, I can’t lie to myself. Trust me, I’ve tried. I spent years trying to convince myself I was something I knew deep down I wasn’t, until one day I gave into the little voice inside my head and started living the way I wanted to. I’m the only one who truly knows what I want in life. I mean, my parents still think I want to become a doctor. What are they thinking? I’ve more than happily failed every science class I’ve ever taken!
I love myself the most.
I absolutely love myself and I don’t feel ashamed to say so. Maybe it’s cocky or conceded, but whatever! I would do just about anything to make sure I’m happy and taken care of. It’s not to say I don’t trust my friends and family because I do. I just know for a fact that I will love myself unconditionally, flaws and all.
Only I know my deepest darkest secrets.
Your best friend may know a few, but who knows the majority of your secrets? Yourself, duh. There are some secrets so embarrassing that I wouldn’t tell anyone else, like the fact that I spend most of my time naked, watching independent movies on Netflix. That crap is on the down low.
I’m my own best friend.
I’m the funniest person I’ve ever met, seriously! I have a blast with myself, reading, eating, binge watching Gossip Girl, constantly replaying my own Snapchat stories and laughing hysterically at memes on Instagram. Friends are cool, but I’m slightly cooler.
I’ve known myself the longest.
I’ve known myself for 23 years now and I’ve experienced everything that’s happened during that time. My first crush, my first kiss, the first time I realized working out was some sort of farce… so many memories. Who else has been there for every second of my life like that?
I won’t ever screw myself over.
What’s the best thing about the relationship I have with myself? No cheating, no lying, no BS! I can trust that I won’t go out of my way to hurt myself emotionally or physically. I will always have my own back, mainly because I’m nowhere near flexible enough to accurately stab myself in the back with a knife.
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