So, then, is seeing the beauty in others really my gift or my curse? Because I ended up in a "real pickle" as a result of this trait. And by "real pickle" I of course mean, "completely fucked".
It seems it is a gift that was meant to be refined. And I do think I'm coming to terms with the fact that even though this situation has looked and felt like a great diarrhea fest raining from the sky, it is actually the universe conspiring to teach me about this gift. And how to maybe turn it around on myself for a while. To see my own beauty. To give myself credit for being a decent human and a pretty damn good mom. To remind myself of my core. And how to not only appreciate it, but cherish it.
So why am I writing about this, at length, on my business photography blog? First, since I can't afford therapy right now, y'all are it (thanks in advance, I'll try to wrap it up in the 50 minute allotted time frame). And second, I know I'm not alone in this. Struggle is what unites most of us and there are so many amazing, beautiful, strong, funny women that I know that do NOT give themselves credit enough, or feel beautiful, or recognize their strength. And since I'm super good at seeing the true beauty in others, and transferring that onto film so that others can finally see it themselves, I've got a new offering.
MAUI SELF LOVE SESSIONS