Here's one thing you can bet your bottom dollar on:
If I haven't posted a photo in like 4+ months, its because I've:
A) Gained a butt-load of weight
B) Gotten pregnant and gained a butt-load of weight
C) I don't like the way I look
D) All of the above
So I get it. Just because I'm a photographer, doesn't mean I'm immune to the things my clients say they feel.
Here's the truth: sometimes, I don't feel pretty. And I don't mean for like...a day. I mean I go through whole DAYS, WEEKS and SEASONS - where I look in the mirror and I'm like...who is this woman?
No one says anything, but girl, we all know. If you haven't posted photos in a while - you are probably feeling the same way.
But here's the cool thing - that is totally okay! It's okay that you have felt that way. But it's not okay to stay there.
But how do we get to feeling ourselves again?
Glad ya asked!
Now, there isn't going to be one magical day where you just wake up to the sound of birds chirping and trumpets blowing, and you're 15lbs lighter, with a new closet full of amazing clothes that actually fit , & your Prince Charming is making you french toast in your castle. (Although, it COULD happen.)
But what I've learned in life is that:
it starts with ONE STEP - and things start to follow suite.
So if you're not feeling like your best you - doesn't mean you aren't. I've learned to fake it, till you make it. Or act like it, until you become it.
Get up, get out of bed, get dressed up & CHOOSE to feel good about yourself! Pamper yourself with a beautiful makeover, from an artist who specializes in making you look like a supermodel!
Spend the day reconnecting with yourself, whatever that looks like! If that looks like busting out your guitar again, going to a wine and paint night, spending the evening with a friend at the movies, doing yoga!
Do things that make you feel alive, again.
And you'll start to remember who you are.
Enough HIDING. I get it - I've totally been there! And sometimes I live there. But my biggest motivator is that if I passed away tomorrow, will I have been happy with this life, how I left it? Heck no. So when is it a good time to start love yourself? When things start to get better? Well, things will NEVER get better - unless you do. Unless you start. Unless you try. Unless you move. Unless you decide you want them to be. And you want them to be, today.
It's time to love yourself NOW, because tomorrow isn't promised. And honestly, you've lived way too many "tomorrows" hating on yourself, let's try one where you give yourself all the love you honestly deserve - from you <3
Falling in love with who you are is a priortity! Because if you aren't feeling good about yourself, imagine how that kind of negative energy will bleed into other areas of yourself! Feeling okay with you is the beginning of living a full, beautiful life. Where you can accept love. Give love. And Be love!
Even if you don't feel that way yet.
Get up, and do something today that is PAMPER & LOVE.
xoxo stay beautiful,