I HAVE BEEN AND WILL REMAIN MY OWN HERO
Nothing beats self-love, nor can it be overemphasized, as it takes someone who loves themselves to show love, affection, and appreciation to someone else. But despite that theory, we've seen many people prophesy their love to others in the form of speech, gifts, pampering, and the like, yet they hardly do anything for themselves to demonstrate self-love. I fell into this category of people, but this year I vow to be intentional about how much I cater for myself.
Self-love is a Nobel act, and I believe whoever can take care of themselves surely understands what is required to meet the needs of others around them, so having those around them excited won't be a hard thing for them at all. But in the process of pleasing and pampering those around us, many have forgotten that they also need pampering and deserve the best as much as they give out to those around them.
I for one am a typical example of the kind of person I talked about above; I've literally gone out of the line on different occasions in different scenarios to please and pamper my friends and loved ones, and by the time I think to give myself as such, I realize I've exhausted what I've got and simply extend it to some other day, which unfortunately the same will still repeat itself, until I make a resolution on that prior to entering this new year.
GOT A YUMMY CHICKEN AND CHIPS
That was about two months ago when I went out with both of my friends who are both married. After the events of the day, while returning home, my friends and I passed beside these stores that have varieties of snacks, and while they decided to get something for themselves and their wives, I thought I would buy something for each of their wives to be delivered by my friends, and then a question popped into my head.
It was like my head was asking me when was the last time I tasted all this stuff, and yet I usually buy them for my friend's wife whenever we go out together. So to have a taste and as well give myself a taste of pampering, I decided to buy myself some chicken and chips, unlike the shawarma I bought for my friend's wife, and alongside it I purchased my favorite drink to enjoy the moment thoroughly.
When I got home, I sat comfortably on my bed and devoured the chicken, chips, salad sauce, and pepsi all together. It was a wonderful experience, and I enjoyed the moment so much that I even vowed to regularly do that thereafter. Although I've visited the place since then, I guess writing this will serve as a reminder to do so.
SEVERAL PEERS OF FOOTWEAR'S
As a shoemaker, I'm sure many will expect me to have countless footwear options, but the reverse is the case. Rather than have several footwear options to change into, I only have a few. But after some thorough thinking in the later part of last year, I decided that I must inculcate a lasting change in that aspect immediately, which led me to make myself some different styles of footwear.
To make that possible and a reality rather than postponing it to a later day, I first made a lovely pair of black palm slippers for myself as a Christmas gift; these literally meet my needs because I've only ever had one pair of palm slippers prior to that one, and just a week later I made another one, this time in brown, as a new year's gift for myself. Having different ones makes me feel special, and I enjoyed pampering myself with those palm slippers.
Just last week I made one of the most gorgeous pieces of footwear I've ever made for myself; this time around it's a shoe, and it was made with a wet-look material, which means it's the type of shoe that usually shines and glitters and will surely draw attention and admiration to you as you step into anywhere for the beauty of the shoe.
Having all these shoes in the space of a month is a wonderful feeling, and this literally got me griming and blushing as I set my sight on them daily. It makes me feel special and realize how much love I deserve and how getting pampered will make me feel, so, henceforth, if others fail to pamper me, I'll make it a point of duty to make myself feel special always.
That's about all on how much I've Pamperex myself in recent times; it would have been more had I once decided to visit an amusement park nearby a few weeks ago, but the friends I thought we'd go with weren't showing enthusiasm so I lost interest. I guess I'll stop depending on them and just go either way next time I'm free.
I hope you enjoyed the read; if you read Kronia's post, you'll surely get the full information required to be aware of before writing on this topic that was prompted by the Hive learners' community.
NOTE: All images aside the first one which was a thumbnail design by me on canva, others were snapped with my smartphone.
Have a blessed and productive new week ahead.
Self love is a very noble act.
It leaves a sweet taste in the mouth.
But, your works are beautiful.
And clean too.
I like that black shoe tho.
You should pamper yourself more often. You don't need to tag along with friends.
It's more relaxing and fulfilling when you go solo.
I enjoyed this read.
Yea it's a very important thing we should do regularly and I'm excited this prompt serves as a reminder for that.
Thanks for your compliments of my work, I'm grateful, I also appreciate your input here.
The shoes and slippers are quite beautiful.
I wonder why you bought for your friend's wife often and not for you. It is good that you chose to eat it yourself this time.
Self love is important indeed
Thanks for the kind words, well it's a common tradition here beside the wife's are my friends whom we graduated together in college.
Truely self love is necessary.
Thanks for stopping by, God bless you.
Ahaa! That's a tradition to buy something for your friend's wife.
!LOLZ. You should marry then, shouldn't you? 😉
I also fall in that category of pleasing others while I forget myself, just thinking about it, I also make so many dresses while mine either has to be an impromptu. Overnight dress and doesn't happen all the time.
Those palms and shoe are lovely, what are you not an expert of?😁 and the chicken and chips, yummy, you deserve it, do take care of yourself more often.
Hmmm I can relate to that, those days of being a fashion designer I won't sew my own cloth because no one will pay me , and end up sewing it in dying minutes.
Thanks for the compliment and kind words, I am grateful, I hope you change and cater for yourself more often too.
I am so happy you are beginning to think of self love as well. See, problem No dey finish oo 😂...most times, I forgot myself too and kept hustling for my kids .it's all about my kids every time 😂...so bad, but late last year as well, I went out sometimes alone oo, not even with my husband nor my last baby...treated myself very well with enough relaxation 😍
I love this yummy gift for urself..it's remaining my own shoe 👠👟 please 😂
Yea o, I've realised that I also knew to be treated special and if no one is doing that, then I should do so myself.
I can relate to how choke you're, but then it's good to see you take out time to flex yourself once in a while, thanks for those great feedback on the footwear.
Although I can't see the later paragraph of your message.
Better see that last paragraph 😅😂
I refuse to see billing this year 🤣🤣🤣
Agba awo Lol 🤣😂😂😂 bossman, I can see how noble you are with you putting others first before your self, it's indeed beautiful and Worthy of emulation bro...
The step which you took to pleasing yourself was beautiful and I really respect and enjoyed every minute of your write up...
I know that feeling Lol 🤣😂 as a cobbler you are expected to have thousands of footwears but the fact is that it's just few Lol 🤣😂 it's normal bro....
I love the shoe bro, I guess it's for school lol 🤣 school don resume oh Lol 😂...
Chicken 🍗 and chips is very good bro...
Thanks for the write up gee
Smile it's good to show love and support to others, but realising I need some love too made me decide to do so by myself and it's been a great feeling and experience.
Yea many expect me to have lot of it ,but instead I had few and o decided to change that notion.
It's good to know you enjoy reading through my blog.
Have a blessed and productive day.
Thank you bro and you too
The chicken and chips look awesome. It's great that you found some time for yourself despite putting a lot of time into family and friends. Your post is well written too if I compare to my own I feel ashamed 😂. Keep loving yourself man and all the best in life. This post was a great read and I hope others see this~
Smile thank you so much, I'm grateful for your kind appreciation and gratitude of my post.
I wasn't this good too when I joined hive, but with time I improve due to consistent learning.
Your welcome! Thanks I will improve too haha~. Have a good day
I wish you all the best in your hive journey.
You too! All the best. Will probably see you here more~
Maybe when next you are going to pamper yourself alone, think of tagging me along 😎
Countless times, I have self loved myself even though I care for other people. I don't miss getting something for me if I want to.
We should never forget ourselves when looking out on others because they won't remind you to remember yourself as they are only concerned with what you get them.
Hehehe I'll sleep over that and see what my mind tells me.
It's great to know you're good at looking out for yourself always that's good and I hope to inculcate that henforth.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Your mind should cooperate oo 😅😅
It's my pleasure 😊
People who care a lot about others sometimes forget to look out for themselves but it's good to know that you realized the need for self love.
I trust you did devour the chicken, I feel like taking it out of the picture while reading through the post. Those footwear looks cool, cheers bro.
Yea it's something that's usually common and happens to me very often, but I'm glad I e decided to make catering for myself an important during as well.
Smile let me enjoy my chicken biko, go and buy your own 🤣🤣 thanks for the compliment and everything.
Some thing tells me that your chicken will taste better than the chicken around here, please just share this one time 😂
Omo... You can't come and go and kill yourself biko.
Enjoy yourself, because if you don't someone else will enjoy it in your stead. You are doing great, keep it up!
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Smile that's true o, I'm all I've got, so I'll make it a point of duty to do so often.
Dear,, just from your title I have learnt something new. I will always see myself as a hero no matter what.
Thanks for sharing
Ok that's good to know, thanks.
Sometimes you just have to stand and be your own hero because no one is ever going to do that for you.
Thank for sharing.
Yea that's true.
Try to be calling me over for things like this please 😂 this chicken is entering my eyes i must tell you lols don't call me foodie 😂
Thanks for sharing ☺️