Women always ask me how do I manage self love and confidence. Girl, it took me some years! 🙂 Lol I was NEVER EVER as confident as I am today. I grew up as a energetic child always having fun and competing in pageants, school plays and played softball. I was a creative child who always received support from my family so that is where the root of my confidence started. This is why it’s important to support and encourage children so they can grow up always having a passion to acheive.
In junior high school, I would always get bullied and it would lower some of my confidence. This is why it’s important to be around positive or friendly people.
My REAL self love journey started in 2012 after surviving a 2005 sexual assault incident while in college; which would lead to self abuse in my early 20s. Although I would accomplish so many great things, it would steal so much of the confidence I grew up with. I would think it was impossiable to get it all back. So this is what I did. It took me 7 full years to recover from mental pain and then another 7 years to re build my self love. It took me 14 years to get to where I am today. :O
I am thankful that I am also able to inspire other women and preach about the importance of loving yourself and knowing yourself. Just bc you say someone is beautiful and you might be hating on them, you don’t know their story. lol You don’t know what they went through. I believe some of the greatest people are the ones that survived the storms and did amazing things afterwards. Never let your trials defeat you. I challenge you to focus on repairing from your pain and then start a self love journey. ❤ Not everyone is perfect. Trust 💯 If I can do it, you can do it. -ReNita XOXO 💋
When my family and I first got Knock Off, I can remember him being in a little cardboard box in our house. My aunt had brought him over and had said he would be a good friend for my niece who was 4 years old at the time. He was so tiny and so cute. I wasn’t a fan of small dogs, but we immediatly bonded when I had to stay home to work while my family went to Florida for a funeral. During that time, I jad found out that my boyfriend was cheating on me with a girl while he was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. I can remember the little puppy trying to jump into my lap while I was having an internet war with the other girl.
As the tears fell from my face and landed on my chest near my broken heart, the puppy was wimpering for to hold him. I picked him up and cuddled him as I was crying. We have been best friends ever since. When he came into my life, I had stopped self harming myself with razors. I can’t count how many broken hearts from failed relationshops that he comforted me through lol Whenever a guy would hurt me, I’d go in my bed with the covers over my head and he’d jump up in bed to nestle with me until I got better. It was always a feeling of relief.
He also detected the lump in my mother’s chest which led her to have a mammogram, discovering that she had breast cancer in 2010. She has been breast cancer free ever since and she always says had it not been for our dog that she would have found out too late.
Knock Off is also a great workout partner. As soon as we wake up and I take him out to potty, he will force me to take him walking by either leading me down the road or standing by the car for me to take him to the park 😂 He is a very smart dog. He understands so many words, meanings and he knows the names of family members and friends. 🧡
He can sense when you are in a bad mood and will do his best to make you feel better by grabbing a toy for a game of fetch. Lol. 🐕
My advice: get you a furry buddy. You will be in great workout partner and a friend to comfort you in times of need. The only thing they need is attention, love and to be taken care of 100%. They will appreciate you as much as you appreciate them; if not more. ❤ Each day I am thankful for mine and I am very blessed to have him.