This is a post from last fall, but I wanted to reshare it for those who need a confidence boost or words of encouragement today (like me).
Finding myself beautiful will always be a struggle, as it is with many other women (and men). This year, in particular, I am concentrating on trying to love my looks, because I feel in preparing for marriage next year I need to be content with myself, and I need to believe my fiance is content with me as well!
(Also yes I know my eyes are half closed in the feature photo, it’s our only good engagement photo and besides, it doesn’t have to be perfect, it’s still beautiful in memory.)
I have updated my photos at the very end, but you can see the original post here.
Define Beauty: October 2016
Beauty: what is it?
I have changed myself physically several times in my life. I have changed the length of my hair, my skin jewelry and ink, and my weight. I have changed my hair color, my clothing style, and even the way I carry myself.
I have changed the way I think about myself so many different times, it is hard to tell you today how I feel about the way I am.
I have also changed the way I look at the outdoors, how I value my surroundings, how I try to capture the beautiful in general.
Beauty, while captivating right now, when you are young and you like to look at nice things, eventually fades, both physically and mentally. Your opinion on its importance will be overshadowed with true emotional connections and feelings of love.
Someday you won’t go around finding the most beautiful things to look at, but you will go around finding the most beautiful things to allow into your life.
So here’s to the most beautiful things in life, to finding yourself beautiful, and to helping others understand the beauty in themselves.