I am glad you are feeling a bit better about yourself! :boogie
Now, the key, is I feel, learning to love and accept yourself just as you are and then send yourself your own random good thoughts and awesome messages--like say, Ash, you one awesome girl! I love you!
Say, Ash, you are from WV? I am orginally from WV. My husband and I and our two doggies live in Boise, Idaho now.
That is definitely something I really have to work on. I have a poor self image and never think good thought about myself. And if I don't like myself.. how could I ever have positive thoughts about others liking me? But with me it's alot easier said than done. I'm gonna work on it though.
That is something we all have to work on and it doesn't come easy to SAers, like us. But you can do it--keep trying and telling yourself nice things--don't focus on the things you don't like about yourself, and after a while--those things may become parts of yourself that you really like because they are what makes you unique and special.
I am originally from Elkins, WV, Randolph County. My daughter, whom is getting married this summer, is having a reception in July and I am flying back for that (in Elkins). I'll also be visiting her where she lives in Fairmont, WV--Marion County.
Yes, I do love Boise, Idaho. It is a very country city. It has mountains and lots of friendly people like in WV. We have lived here --it will 6 years July 1st.