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A few weeks ago I read about a few girls who were buying rings and wearing them as anti-engagement rings: a promise to love yourself. You can find the article here and I’ll leave you to make up your own mind on it.
Now the rings they’ve been buying were a little out of my price range (a lot. Read that as a lot), and so I decided to find a ring that I liked and wear it instead. Does that seem childish?
Following the childhood pattern of pinky promises, this is meant to be like a pinky promise to yourself to put yourself first and love yourself. As the card says, you promise to honour yourself, choose yourself and remember yourself on a daily basis.
Anyone who’s been reading my blog or following me on Twitter a lot recently may be aware that recently I’ve been going through a down phase where I haven’t felt happy in myself or my life choices. I’m doing things to please others while not necessarily pleasing myself. In fact, even this month one of my goals is to figure out where my head is. And so I decided that this ring would be a visual reminder to myself that not only does love come in all different shapes,sizes and forms, but love starts as something you feel in yourself, something I haven’t done in quite a long time.
I chose the rainbow coloured ring due to its LGBTQ+ associations and for this reason I may not wear it as a ring when at home, but whether it’s on my finger or on a chain around my neck the idea is still the same – I promise to look after my own state of mind.
What are your thoughts? Will you consider joining us in our pledge to ourselves? Let me know here or on Twitter or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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