My journey hasn't been an easy one. My journey has ups and downs like everyone's. I choose to see more positive than negative. I choose to demand more of and for myself. When I have a bad day, I pick myself up rather than beating myself up to be little like I would in my past. Instead I rise up, I look at myself in the mirror, I say my positive affirmations, I tell myself I am still learning, I am still growing, and I know better and will do better. I recognize that all growth comes with mistakes and failures and wake up calls. I recognize that I am in influencer, I have a voice, I empower other women. To do so authentically, in my own opinion, means being vulnerable and sharing my own journey. I share a lot about me and my path in my private fb group, but not so much on instagram. So today I share with you a self portrait taken last week.
I was feeling ill, coming down with a cold. To get out of the mental zone I was in, I did some self portrait work before my client arrived. It lifted my spirits, I found my confidence, and I am proud of my body and all that it has given me - a child, my health, a journey from point a to b.
It is now time to get out of your comfort zone, to open your mindset, to focus on you future, to move on from your past. You are who you are today, you are moving towards someone new in the future, and your past does not need to dictate what that future looks like. You have the opportunity to change it today.
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