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A few days ago I posted something on instagram about our perceptions of ourselves in photos and selfies. I have this theory that if we could always know how we would see ourselves a year from now we wouldn’t hate on ourselves so hard. Some days I take pictures of myself that I don’t love, and when that happens I try to think “hey there are a whole lot of variables in any given day that could affect how you see yourself. Just because this picture doesn’t capture exactly what you want to see today doesn’t mean that it isn’t capturing something wonderful and gorgeous.”
Our bodies, our faces, our beauty – these are ever changing things. Right when we get comfortable with one aspect of ourselves, there’s another thing changing that we have to adjust to and learn to love all over again. There is no formula for self love that will make you bullet proof. You can only accept that this journey, like all journeys, may get tough some times. And that’s okay. When it gets tough you catch your breath, splash some water on your face, and try to go easy on yourself. We can totally cope with tough.
What we can’t cope with is hating ourselves. I can’t stand the thought of looking back a year from now and not having any pictures to remember the happy moments I have with my loved ones. I can’t bear to leave out portions of my life from my memories just because I had a day where I didn’t feel pretty enough.
I am pretty enough. And I know that one day I’ll look back at all these pictures I took on a rough day and believe that.
ps- cute shirt is from modcloth