Selfie

Hi girls.

Can we talk for a minute? I get it that it is highly likely that in this moment you have food, boogers or spit up on you somewhere.  Your hair is probably in a messy bun and you might not have worked out in recent weeks. And because of this, because there just simply isn’t the luxury to stop and think about it, you don’t feel very beautiful. When was the last time you realized how attractive you are just as you are? When was the last time you felt cherished or sexy? It’s probably been awhile huh?
Kids, work, chores, age, social media. It’s all cooked up in this big ‘ol stew of failing to realize who we are and how others in our lives who love us see us. I get it. I’m there too. Never feeling “good enough”. Pushing myself to try to work out more. Focusing on the wrinkles and the new gray hairs. But all of this “selfie” business has turned things upside down a little. It’s become a thing to document who we are, and what we are doing. No longer limited by the impossibility of turning the camera on ourselves in a brief moment, we have allowed ourselves to get in the frame. The only problem is that now we feel vulnerable, visible, and vain sometimes when we do. We’ve somewhere along the line been conditioned to believe that it’s in poor taste if we like the way we look. If we are proud of something we are doing. Of who we are. We are conceited. Too full of ourselves. So it’s damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
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But maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. Maybe you can give yourself permission to see, really see your Inner (And Outer) Goddess. Maybe you could allow yourself  to seek out what makes you feel beautiful. Because that teenage girl who had crushes, that young woman who was on the brink of her future, that girl who fell in love and started a life with someone? She’s still in there. And she wants you to see her. To find her.
 This Valentines Day give yourself a gift. I know it sounds indulgent, cheesy or not important. But maybe it is important. Maybe it doesn’t have to be cheesy. And you deserve to be indulged every once in awhile. Do something that makes you feel beautiful. Tap into something that channels your inner glow. Allow someone to capture it for you.
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And if you are up for it, consider some portraits, maybe even just of you.  A gift for yourself. A gift for someone you love who loves you back. You are in charge. They don’t have to be anything other than a reflection of your beauty. Because it’s there. Boogers, spit up, messy bun and all.
For more about Goddess-Supermom-Bad-Ass-Girl-Power Portraits, contact me. I’m happy to help you see yourself in a whole new way.

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