As a women who has been the butt of many fat jokes, i have had the pleasure of feeling incredibly self conscious about my body my whole life. I hated looking at myself, trying on clothes, going to school and parties and out in public in general. I was always worried about what other people were thinking of me and the way i looked. At some point in my early twenties i decided that i no longer wanted to feel like that. That i was just as entitled to feel good about myself as anyone else. I started a self love journey. There have been so many ups and downs during this journey and it’s been an ongoing process. Do i feel like a 10 everyday? No. Some days are harder than others. And that’s ok. It’s ok to have bad days. But it’s never ok to stay there. We are so deserving of love and respect from ourselves. The relationship you have with yourself is the most important one. 10 years ago i would have never taken this photo. 5 years ago i would have never posted it. But today i am. I can take these types of pictures of myself because i am proud of who i am and how far i have come in my self love journey. I will continue this journey for the rest of my life because i am worth it. And so are you. I encourage you to begin yours if you haven’t already. I support you and your right to self love. I am here for you. Anytime.
“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.” - Alysha Speer
Last picture of the „dirndl“ bride photo shooting. Time for new projects and new stories to tell. Thanks for all of your lovely comments! Das letzte Dirndl-Braut Bild. Es ist Zeit für neue Projekte und es gibt neue Geschichten zu erzählen. Vielen Dank für all eure wunderbaren Kommentare! photographer @olgakretschphotography (Werbung / Ad)
Who else is feeling relaxed as hell after yesterday?! Slept in til 7:30 this AM (yup! That's sleeping in for us ), crushed my morning routine (PD + challenge group + replied to my social media comments), and now getting ready for some delicious breakfast!
I used to always feel so DRAINED after the holidays because my introverted ass struggles in group settings, so I learned to set some boundaries. We now come up to Big Bear every thanksgiving and save the huge social event for Christmas only.
I'm making a shift right now towards quality of relationships // time together vs quantity. In my personal life, work life, all of it!! Setting boundaries won't make you the most popular girl on the block, but I promise it'll help make you the happiest!