I ♥ ME
I didn't always love who I am.
I thought I wasn't pretty enough
Or thin enough
Or smart enough
Or desired enough
Or strong enough
I think you get the picture
But, now, I can say that I love myself.
When I gained that love for myself, I started to change as a person!
I had joy all the time.
People wanted to be around me!
I lost 20 lbs without trying.
And I didn't feel like I had to live up to anyone's expectations.
That picture was taken when I was a bit heavier, but I'm ok with sharing it because I'm not defined by what I look like, but by the shape of my character.
I've never been one to clog my blog (teehee) with pictures of myself, but that's just an insecurity)
So, I thought I'd share just a few more with you!
|I'm not a poser, I just like to pose.|
|I think I was the cutest kid ever...|
|That's me and my best friend Carrie (who is in the Peace Corps in Azerbijan)|
|I am rarely serious in pictures... It's just not in my nature...|
And here's one more for good measure!
|I miss those sunglasses!|
PS. That's a scar... I've had 2 open heart surgeries!
Clarification: I love myself, because Jesus loves me!