Isn’t that what life is all about? This picture was taken after a photo shoot and it couldn’t have said it better myself. I never was self conscious of my weight or looks but I also knew I didn’t look like the Vogue models. So yesterdays photo shoot was not only for marketing purposes but also a celebration of myself. It was saying “yup, this is me and loving life!”.
When I found out I was having a little girl 6 years ago, I cried my eyes out! No, seriously I did and apparently it was alarming because the nurse asked if I was depressed or if I wanted to harm the baby. I explained to them that no, I wasn’t sad that I was having a girl, the opposite, I was happy I would have my pair (my oldest is a boy).
I was crying because I was already worried about her and what society would try to mold her to. I knew I had to set the example at home, choose my words carefully and watch my every move because she would be watching. I guess these last 6 years haven’t only been teaching lessons for her but also for me.
I see her and I see beauty differently. It’s not about looks or the clothes you wear. It’s about the joy and love you have within yourself. It’s about being perfectly imperfect.. creating your own beauty!