When you look in the mirror who do you see? Do you see what YOU want to see or what THEY want to see? Are you happy with who you see? Is the person staring back at you someone you like? Is it someone that you would hang out with? Or someone you're forced to hangout with because you want to be liked so badly. Has that person changed the real you? Where is the real you?
Truth be told, only you can be YOU. It doesn't matter what you wear, what color your hair is, or who does or doesn't like you. Your self worth is untouchable.
In other words, self-worth is about who you are, not about what you do or how you look.
Sure, you can change the appearance on the outside or put on an act for the crowd, but you, only you know how much you are worth to this world. Only you have the power to stand tall and block out the haters.
Face it, it's too hard to be accepted into today's society. And really, who wants to be? How has uniqueness been lost and cookie-cutter been accepted? Don't mold yourself into society's way of thinking and looking. Be you. You matter. No matter what anyone says or does to you. You matter.
Break the glass that is holding you back from seeing the true you. You are special.
You see where I'm going with all this? I struggle with this on a daily basis. There is always someone better at the business aspect of entrepreneurship. Someone always has better photography skills than me or is more creative than me. Always someone who seems to handle being a business woman, a wife, and a mother and doesn't break a sweat. Someone will always knock me down. Why isn't she more focused on her children? Why does she make/pickup pizza more than once a week for her children? Why does she drop off the children at a daycare for "someone else to raise them? How come she can't control that screaming toddler? Why can't she do that, why can't she do this? Why can't she look like this? Why can't she talk like this? Why can't she edit my photos in two days? How come her family comes before my family? why why why why ..... blah blah blah.
You matter. You are worth so much more than people's opinions. You are amazing. You keep up with what you got. You chase those dreams, those goals, those aspirations. You can achieve anything as long as you value who you are and what you stand for. Appearances mean nothing if you don't stand up for who you are.
***Off my soapbox*** Again, I wish this was my concept, but it wasn't. It belongs to Will from (darkroom portraits). Tysha (Tysha Hallman Photo) and I just tagged along for the ride. LOL Paige, our model was a great sport and love how everything came together. And hey, the interpretation was all me! ;)
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