Something New – Jocelyn Deloney aka Nosey Josie

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I would like to say that I am remarkable…that I am talented, beautiful, giving, supportive…one of a kind. I would like to say that my life has purpose that extends beyond the naked eye; that my life has not been in vain. If nothing else, I have given my all to show someone what it means to be loved. If this doesn’t make me beautiful, what does?

For the longest time, my biggest critic in life has been myself. I have entertained every negative thought tossed my way, while nonchalantly dismissing any thoughts of positivity. What a challenge it has been to love myself while only allowing myself to see the bad.

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Even when dating, I found myself suspicious of anyone that pointed out all of the things that they loved about me. They must have been up to something. They had to go!

But one day I decided to try something new. I decided to give myself some of that love which I so freely distributed to others. I decided to give myself some of that patience which I so freely distributed to others. I decided to give myself the same benefit of the doubt which I gave to others.

self3I began to accept compliments, and I let them marinate. I started to caress those awkwardly placed curves on my body. I allowed myself to laugh at my horrific laugh. I stopped punishing myself for being emotional. I gave myself permission to cry over silly things, and then smiled at my adorable self afterwards :). I became my
friend…my ally. And I found myself loving this quirky girl inside of me. I was definitely
qualified to be loved.

I would like to say that I am remarkable…that I am talented, beautiful, giving, supportive…one of a kind. I would like to say that my life has purpose that extends beyond the naked eye; that my life has not been in vain. I have given my all to show someone what it means to be loved. I would like to say that this makes me beautiful.

so I will.

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Bio: Josie

Jocelyn ‘NosieJosie’ Deloney is a writer on the search to learn more about her own self as well as others. Her biggest passion is and has always been seeking out conversations and experiences that challenge her way of thinking. She is a strong believer in the power of sharing our experiences with each other and being open to new ideas and theories. You can join in her on her journey by checking out her blog Mind JO Business here: http://www.mindjobusiness.com.

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19 thoughts on “Something New – Jocelyn Deloney aka Nosey Josie

  1. Love it! Sometimes we think that if we accept compliments, or tell ourselves that we are remarkable, then we are bragging . . . and that’s bad, right? But there is a middle-ground where we take the good and the bad and love it all because it makes us the awesome people we are!

  2. That was beautiful. I went through exactly the same. Thank you for sharing your story, Jocelyn. Very encouraging and inspiring!!! Only when we start loving ourselves we can live fully and give love fully without any suspiciousness.

  3. Reblogged this on mind JO business and commented:
    Thank you Lisa for allowing me the opportunity to participate in your SOMETHING NEW series! It was such a fun and enlightening experience and I’ve loved reading the posts from the other bloggers as well! ❤

  4. Thank you Lisa for allowing me the opportunity to participate in your series! It was such a fun and enlightening experience and I’ve loved reading the posts from the other bloggers as well! ❤

  5. OMG.. i was just about to find an old post so that i can tell you whats was going on in my situation: so i had to come to an older post.. my bf told me he loved me.. and i’m not sure how to take it!

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