I was tagged to share a picture of myself and five things I love about myself. I read the tag around 2pm, snapped a photo of me in the moment while the little humans were napping.. and then I had to really think.. well crap... what do I love about myself?
Old me would’ve answered with traits from the outside.. that’s how I used to value myself. I wouldn’t have even taken a photo thinking I was ugly, and ignored it all together. Now when I look in the mirror I see past all that. I see the real me. With that said... 🔻I love my wounded, resilient, open heart. 🔻I love my ability to make myself laugh, and others. The deep laughs that bring wrinkles. 🔻I love my soul. Like a lot. It’s old, stubborn, wild, and awake. 🔻I love my connection with music, and nature. 🔻Lastly I love my brain. I used to spend so much time despising who I was/am because of my brain. My differences carried heavy on my back. Now I wear them with pride.
I’ve been anxious since Saturday, was extremely emotional through Father’s Day. I spent it with my father in law, and grandpa. I still felt the grief and anxiety hanging around. The hole of my dad. I pushed through and took time to myself at the end of the day to set my intentions for this week. It’s going to be a busy one. I refuse to let this wave control me. My routines are carrying me through as well. This picture proves how silent mental illness is. I look fine, but I promise I’m just making it through right now.
Thank you for the tag, and making me do some self reflection @lilfaeriemama
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