On the path to self-acceptance

One of my "wishes" is to live in a world where acceptance comes from within.  Of course the only person who can make that happen is me and as I've grown older and wiser I feel like I'm in the neighborhood of self-acceptance instead of worlds away. I like it here. In terms of confidence and self esteem - it's good to be in the 'hood. When my recent client, Miss J, booked her session she sent me this -

"Until 18 months ago, I spent my entire life as a size 0 w/ great body. Some very stressful life events resulted in significant weight gain & my self esteem took a major hit. I am slowly losing the weight I gained, but I spend every day feeling ashamed of my body. My negative body image had gotten out of proportion w/ reality & I have decided I seriously need to address this issue. I believe that taking photos in which I feel confident & attractive will help me see myself more realistically & expand my definition of beauty."



Her statement still gives me goosebumps even though I've read it at least a dozen times since it landed in my inbox. I'm beyond thrilled that I've received Miss J's permission to share both her words and her photos as I find both to be inspirational. It's stuff like this that makes my heart sing!

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