I've been trying to be someone I'm not. I've been trying to see as others do. There is benefit to that sometimes, but not when it makes me feel like I am not adequate. I have to continually remind myself that it's ok to strive to be better, just as long as I don't forget that currently, right now in this very moment, I am the best version of myself and where I am is good. Tomorrow, I will be better. But for now, I'm good.
Notes to self:
I am still growing, and I will never stop.
I am still young, it's ok to play.
Everyone knows something I don't.
There is beauty everywhere.
Making someone feel loved, important, and beautiful is more valuable than my pride.
I don't know, those are just some thoughts. The past two weeks, I've been surrounding myself with amazing people who have graciously let me take their photograph. Some of them have been complete strangers until the day of our shoot. They've been teaching me things I would never have had the opportunity to learn otherwise. I am grateful for their grace and patience with me as I continue to grow.