If my post did a part in inspiring you to write this much more important one, it’s done everything it needed to do. Daring to engage with the idea of self-love, whatever that will lead to for you, is really what it’s all about. Thank you for such an honest, reflective piece!
Reminds me of Hemingway, btw.:
“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”