Before I joined Self Love Beauty, I never realized how much I needed to hear that I am enough. This summer as the Public Relations and Editor Intern, it has opened my eyes to what self-love really means and why it’s important to make time for your mental health.

I have always strived to be a positive person on the outside. Someone always happy, always kind. But on the inside, I was never that way to myself. When I would look in the reflection of the mirror, negative thoughts would flood in. When I opened up Instagram, negative thoughts would flood in. When I tried something on that doesn’t fit anymore, negative thoughts would flood in.

And attending college ultimately made these feelings worse. It gave me the ability to deal with these negative thoughts in destructive ways: overeating, being lazy and having unhealthy relationships with boys.

I felt alone. I felt stuck. I felt unworthy of love.

This summer allowed me to have a break from the chaos I didn’t realize I needed. Finding Self Love Beauty helped me understand that I am not alone and my feelings are valid. It gave me the push to finally focus on myself.

I allowed this summer to be about my mental health and self-love growth. I reconnected with high school friends that continue to bring happiness in my life. I began to truly appreciate my time with family. I worked with this amazing brand that continues to spread positivity to others. I had the courage to share my bottled up feelings and anxiety to loved ones and it helped tremendously. And I have finally felt happy for the first time in a long time.

My self-love journey is still not over. I know I have a long way to go.

To continue my growth, I decided to study abroad this upcoming semester in Great Britain. This will be a trip of a lifetime and I hope to continue my journey in finding myself, my passions and self-love.

Molly Swint | Public Relations and Editor Intern | Summer 2019

Molly is starting her third year at Michigan State University studying Advertising and Public Relations. She is origionally from a small town in Ohio and the youngest of four in a wild and busy family. Molly loves connectiong with others and hopes to spread more positivity and kindness to the people in her life.