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Category: Personal Development

I Am Becoming

I just finished this project. My inspiration is from a photo I found on Unsplash, a royalty free photo site online in the comments.
The caption just kinda bubbled up out of me and captures a personal journey that I’ve going through for some time now.
I feel led to say this…NEVER EVER feel ashamed of your emotional and self-esteem challenges. Be willing to do the personal work necessary and if that means seeking a professional counselor, then do so! I highly recommend it.
I had to do for myself because I couldn’t handle the pain any longer on my own. Those couple of months helped me a lot. I decided I didn’t need it anymore…for now anyway!
Going through new transitions in life after 60 and old stuff that’s unresolved can take a toll emotionally. Understand that part of self-care is also taking care of your mental health, which a lot of people neglect, which ultimately leads to deep depression oftentimes leading to suicidal thoughts.
Pay attention to the people around you and let people know that you love them and care about them especially the older people in your life.
I don’t know who this word is for; I had NO intention on writing this; however, when I get the leading to share something, I follow it. It’s how God works through me!

Transformation

I just wanted to share something very personal here. My journey toward self-love and self-acceptance has been a LONG journey recovering from childhood abuse of every kind.

I’m finally learning to really LOVE myself flaws and all! There are good days and not so good days; however, my better days outweigh the not so good ones.

I turned 62 on May 18th and 5 days later I decided I NEEDed change with my hair! I was tired of the braids, and so in a spontaneous moment, I decided to cut it all off!
I became the canvas and the ARTwork was/is ME! and I held the paint brush (scissors) and I could do whatever I chose to do with it and I did.

You guys I cannot tell you how AMAZING I felt when I made that first cut on my hair. Surprisingly, I felt as if a tone of weight was lifted off my entire body; this is the only way I can explain it.

I had drawn a girl’s face with short hair a couple days BEFORE I cut my hair. I had just put into a book and it fell out last night. 

As I looked at it, I decided to use an ink pen over the pencil and decided to use ink for her hair! Isn’t that wild? I NEVER use ink pen for any of my girls…EVER because you can’t erase the mistakes! 

Then I wrote a few words around her; I realized she represented me when I realized I drew her with very short hair. My identity is so much more than my hair or body for that matter! Lol

My LIFE is my canvas and I can choose to paint whatever I want that brings me joy, purpose, happiness, fulfillment, adventure, and fun, and meaningful relationships!
I share this in the hopes that it will encourage someone else who may have the same struggles. Thanks for reading.

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