Posts by Melanie Thomas

Melanie Thomas is a K-6 physical education teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Her mom wrote stories as a hobby, and Melanie has found later in her life that she enjoys it too. Through her life experiences of grief and sobriety, she has found writing not only to be a hobby, but a way to help her express her story and heal along the way.

22 Things That Have Helped Me Grow and Love Myself

“Be brave enough to take off the masks you wear out there and get to know who you are underneath. Be vulnerable enough to accept your flaws and know that they are what make you human; they are what make you real. Be confident enough to accept and cherish your strengths. Don’t minimize them or hide them. They are your beautiful gifts to share with the world. Be brave enough to say, you know what, all of this is who I am. I make so many mistakes. I can be forgetful, I am messy. But I am doing my best