The Fear of Photos
It's so interesting to look back at my journey - even just the past 5 years of my journey. I am still not 100% comfortable with having my photo taken, but I have learned to embrace it a little bit more. Each time I feel a little more comfortable and sometimes I even shock myself and allow myself to just be free! When I look at photos from 5 years ago, I don't even recognize the person looking back at me. Now I see me!
I think if I was to pinpoint one thing that has changed for me, it is being AUTHENTIC. Even though life hasn't been a walk in the park, and I've had to navigate some pretty rough terrain, I am living my authentic life rather than the life that I felt I had to live, the one prescribed by society. This has not always been an easy choice for me - I have been terrified, I have fallen so many times, yet I get back up everytime. And each time I get up, I have learned a little bit more about myself and I am even closer to living my authentic life!
I remind myself constantly - A winner is someone who has lost, but gets back up again!!!