If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?
Nowadays, it's extremely difficult to love yourself in a world that is full of those telling you not to. "You're not thin enough. You're too big to wear that. You're teeth aren't straight. Don't wear too much makeup" I think we've heard it all.
It's such a different & freeing time now.
Who is to say you can't feel 100% confident in your own skin?
Confidence shows in everything that you do & honestly, it scares people.
It took me quite some time to find my confidence, especially after having my child (who is now 12). I had her when I was 19 & that was so difficult. I had horrible self esteem issues after she was born. Stretch marks everywhere, a pudge that'll never go away, skin issues...I hated everything. I never thought I would feel this great about myself...ever. Not until recently did my confidence soar.
Ashlee helped me so much with that! The way she captured me in these boudoir photos is just mind-boggling.
"That's me?" Was my first thought...my second was "Hell yes that's me!"
It's time for all of us to say "bye!" to those that downgrade us. It's time to feel beautiful, because that's what we are.
Sure, I have my days where I feel bad about myself, but then I remember who is watching me (my daughter) & I never want her to feel ashamed of who she is or where she came from.