"Hold company with yourself so sacred that even when you are alone, you are whole."
Growing up in beautiful Newcastle, Australia, Becca Lee's parents taught her to believe in herself — fully and completely. "I was raised to believe that nothing was beyond my reach but there was never any pressure on me to be, or become, anything more than myself," said Becca.
She admits, though, that these lessons of self-love and confidence were somehow lost on her in her earlier years. From age 12, she used writing as a way to get through what she describes as an "extremely tumultuous adolescence". She struggled for a long time with chronic perfectionism, depression, anxiety and eventually, self-harm. Her writing, which in the beginning was much different than what its evolved into now, was her catharsis — a place where she could escape and work through her pain.
For the past few years, Becca Lee has been able to use her dark past to bring light to those who need it most.
The most important part of Becca Lee's writing is that she pulls from her own life and experiences, and weaves poems and words together into something that is both beautiful and wise.
"My work is all based on my life’s journey and all that I have experienced, overcome, learned and achieved," says Becca.
"Learning to find beauty in even the darkest moments of my past and love within my perfectly imperfect self has been my greatest achievement to date and is a constant inspiration for my writing."
Teaching others how to love themselves before anything or anyone else is something that is not often remembered. Thanks to Becca's work, we are reminded that even the darkest moments in life have a silver lining.
Below are some of our favorite works from Becca Lee's Instagram and Facebook pages to remind ourselves that self love always comes FIRST in life. You can also check out her first book, Pulling Petals, on Amazon.
If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.
"You are not flawed, you are as beautiful as you have always been and blessed with evidence of a life lived." — Becca Lee
"Her spirit thrived through her faith — but not faith in something greater, faith in the greatness that resided within her." — Becca Lee
"This life is an enduring and complex journey, but finally I have reached the point in my story where I am appreciative of where I've been, proud of where I am, and excited about where I have yet to go." — Becca Lee
"Her harmony came not through the complete absence of chaos, but in the realization that she was resilient enough to come back stronger from anything that she would endure..." — Becca Lee
"Today I choose to forgive myself for past mistakes. Today I choose happiness, contentment and inner-peace. Today I choose to free myself of negativity and to take ownership of my life. Today, and everyday, I choose self-love and to believe in the magic of undying hope." — Becca Lee
"Be kind to your body, gentle with your mind and patient with your heart. Stay true to your spirit, cherish your soul and never doubt yourself. You are still becoming, my love, and there is no one more deserving of the nurturing grace of your love." — Becca Lee
"I know not who I am, simply that I am forever becoming exactly what I am meant to be." — Becca Lee
"And as she fell apart, her shattered pieces began to bloom — blossoming until she became herself exactly as she was meant to be..." — Becca Lee
"You are the artist of your existence, my dear. So color the canvas of your destiny and mold the shape of your reality. Never forget that above all else, your life is a masterpiece of your own creating." — Becca Lee
"The surest way to lose your self worth is by trying to find it through the eyes of others." — Becca Lee
"You can love her but I beg of you, please, do not try and own her. Confining her heart and taming her spirit would be a fate far worse than death — for it would be the ruin of everything that makes her so unique, precious and raw. So please, love her, but allow her the freedom that makes her so truly beautiful in her own right." — Becca Lee
"If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself." — Becca Lee
"And it took cutting back the prettiest parts of myself to finally realize that this shell does not define me. For I am so much more than flesh and bone that case the beautiful tragedies of my heart and mind." — Becca Lee
"Never place yourself above your fellow man, for we are all, each and every one of us, born of equal rights to the nourishing earth beneath and the wonder of the stars above." — Becca Lee
"Darling, adorn yourself with the jewels of self-love, bathe in the cleansing waters of forgiveness and give your soul permission to shine. You are worthy. Oh my, you are worthy." — Becca Lee