Fierce Love

If there is one thing I know all about, it is how to love deeply and strongly. When I first heard that Molly was starting up a Fierce Love course this month, I was intrigued. I read her blog posts, signed up for the emails and thought to myself, “Nah, this isn’t for me… I don’t have time right now to learn about to love and take care of myself.”

Yes, I actually thought that. I made the decision that I don’t have enough time to spend on myself, and then I forgot about the course and went on with my life.

Well, that isn’t true. I tried to forget about the course, but all these blog posts kept popping up in my reader. All these people talking about the ABC’s of Self Love. I was like “Cool it ladies! I’m trying to forget all about this self-love stuff.” I’ll tell you though, one of the greatest things about Molly’s ABC’s of Self Love Blog crawl was finding so many new and incredible (and inspirational!) blogs to read. I love a scavenger hunt, which is how I got hooked, but I’m really glad I put the effort in.

Why? Because I couldn’t get self-love out of my mind ALL MONTH!

Like I said in the beginning. I know ALLLLLLLLL about fierce love. I could write a book on it. I put it into practice every moment of every day. I love Mr. O with such an intensity that it would overwhelm an average human. I cherish his existence on this planet. I literally wake up and fall asleep every day thanking the Universe for allowing him to be in my life. And it isn’t just my significant other I love fiercely. I love his son (aka Wolverine), my family, friends, sometimes even strangers with an enormous intensity. I’ve written about my overwhelming love before. A lot of people don’t understand this Little Miss Sunshine mentality of mine, but I value that personality trait above all others.

I LOVE. I have the capacity to love deeply and love purely and love strongly. How lucky am I?

So why has Molly and her Fierce Love class been bothering me so much? I hate to admit it, but I don’t ever love myself the way that I love others.

Sad, huh?

I don’t. I care about myself, sure. I think I’m pretty fancy, oh yes. I know I’m smart and a good person, but when it comes to love?  I’m lacking. I don’t treat myself even close to how I treat the people in my life. And that is just so sad. I love my life. I appreciate my life, but yet, I won’t get any further in life until I learn how to love myself and honor myself better than I am doing right now. So you know what I did this morning? I signed up. I owe it to myself.

Don’t we all need to treat ourselves better?

Anyway, I challenge you to give Molly and her Fierce Love Course a shot. I doubt you’ll regret it.

11 comments

  1. San says:

    Holy smokes, Erin. You and I, we’re the same person. This is so ME. I have so much love for other people… I give an shove and give ALL.THE.TIME. And who do I forget in all this!? ME.
    Let’s do this together! I signed up for the course as well!!!!!

  2. Suburban Sweetheart says:

    So… I was thinking about it, I really was. I like the idea. But I HATE all the “cupcake,” “lovely,” “dear one,” “beautiful” junk. I don’t like when people call me that in real life. Why would I like it on the Internet? I don’t want my self-love to come with patronizing, sickly sweet nicknames. Sigh.

    • erin says:

      Yeah, there are quite a few nicknames used pretty regularly. But, for the most part, I don’t mind when people call me petnames, unless they are skeevy-old men. Then it creeps me out. I think when I lived in VA, I heard “darlin” and “honey” and “maam” and “sugar” etc so many times, that it began to feel endearing. But I can easily understand how it would turn people off. So far, so good though with the Fierce Love course. I kinda love it, even though it is only week one… But I think you’re being smart that if you know something particular doesnt jive with you, then not to invest.

      At the same time, if you know its something you want to work on… find some way to work on it without the course. We all need to love ourselves a bit more!

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