Metamorphosis

This is one of those blogs where I feel like I need to say very little because our #LRPBoudueBeauty has said a whole lot.  

Read below the dashes to ear this babes story!

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“They say time heals all wounds, but I disagree. As time passes, we cover our emotional and physical wounds with the bandages known as everyday life.  We get caught up with the tasks of being a mother, friend, significant other, or a career woman that we forget to live for ourselves. I learned that lesson several years ago when I lost myself. 

I became so immersed in caring for others that forgot who I was. When I looked in the mirror, I no longer saw someone with a zest for life, but rather a hurt soul with a tough exterior. It was an exterior that was hard to crack due to the emotional and physical hurt that I’ve endured. I hated the person that I became and was in a negative space for quite some time because I let that pain have so much power over me. 

I feel that there are certain instances that shape who we are going to be for the rest of our lives. Sometimes they’re recognizable, sometimes they’re not. I will always be grateful for these experiences because they have led me to where I am today. I have pulled myself out of some dark times and am in an even stronger and better place in my life–something that I could have never imagined. 

When I decided to do the boudoir photo shoot, I was on a path of discovering who I wanted to be–for myself–in this chapter of my life. Even though I’m a mother, significant other, friend, and career woman, I was once someone who was lost and in need of self love. 

As I stripped off my clothes for the boudoir shoot, my mental and emotional walls were also torn down in the process.  With each click of Lindsay’s camera, I realized that beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. That sometimes the bad things that have happened to us put us directly on the path to some of the best things. I’ll always be grateful for this experience because it will serve as a reminder that my physical and emotional scars do not define me–they merely reflect my courage to live. These wounds, which we all possess, provide opportunities to embrace ourselves with self love, acceptance and personal healing. Live for you and never forget that ❤️”

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