So yes, blog selfies are a bit silly. But this year is all about confidence and now is one of those times where I truly feel beautiful, inside and out. Life is full of so much passion and hope. I wish to always feel just as inspired as I do in this very moment. Inner peace changes everything.
Here’s to the good days. They help to overcome the bad ones.
Today I am thankful for my body. This amazing vessel that carries me throughout each day; treacherous and exhausting as it can be. I sometimes feel it took me forever to be comfortable in my own skin. I used to be so focused on my “flaws” when, in reality, flaws are mostly things we make up in our own head.
I’ve noticed that most of my visible “aging” has taken place since I moved to New York approximately three years ago. Maybe at first I had an adverse reaction but I now welcome it all with open arms. The grey hairs, the slight wrinkles; it’s all a part of who I am now. I feel more defined, seasoned and just grown-up. This no longer scares me. It’s more exciting than anything else.
No one is perfect and it saddens me that we are pushed by so many forces to fit into a certain mold because someone says that we should look a specific way. Our differences are what make us beautiful.
I will always be a little bit overweight, with stretch marks, spider veins, a pudgy belly and a slight double chin but I am healthy, happy and I love myself. I am an extraordinary machine.
A collection I’ve constructed in my last few weeks of running outside. My neighborhood is an endless adventure.
It’s hard to believe that there is so much beauty in this world. I think we can all use a daily reminder.