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Love Sex and the City, hate Sex and the City. It doesn’t matter. When those writers invented Carrie they gave her a voice and an insight on love that women everywhere should try and listen to (and believe!)

My brother posted a Carrie quote on my Facebook wall today so that I would be reminded just how important it is to love myself, even when I don’t know if I do. I think we could all use a little self-love. I’m trying, a little more every day, to learn to love the person I am now and the person I’m becoming. It’s only then that I can really have room in my heart to love someone else.

These words may be easier to read (and say you’ll follow) than to actually follow. It’s easy to give good advice and a lot harder to take it. But you know what, I’m gonna try.

I feel like I’m constantly putting down everything I do and convincing myself that I’m headed for disaster. And I guess I only do that to prepare for the worst, but it doesn’t serve me to act like my life is going to fall apart. It does make me work harder, but it puts me in a strange state of mind. Carrie is right: the most important relationship you have is with yourself. So, cheers to a move in the direction towards a strong(er) self!

“Later that day, I got to thinking about relationships.
There are those that open you up to something new and exotic.
Those that are old and familiar.
Those that bring up lots of questions.
Those that bring you somewhere unexpected.
Those that bring you far from where you started.
And those that bring you back.
But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all
is the one you have with yourself.
And if you find someone to love the you, you love…
Well, that’s just fabulous.”