Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Self portrait Tuesday- Resolutions


Acceptance

I have always heard that when you hit your thirties, you begin to truly accept yourself. That you really don’t care what anyone else thinks and you become comfortable in your own skin (I am primarily referring to my physical self here). I turned 35 in November and I am still waiting for this enlightened way of thinking.

So this year I resolve to try to accept myself. I am going to try to let go of the expectation of myself to be perfect. I am going to try to enjoy being me, wonderfully flawed me. I am going to stop obsessing about my body and the new lines forming around my eyes.

I took this photo and the beautiful Boho "tweaked" it for me. Thanks Den!

22 Comments:

Blogger melba said...

I am 36 and I do feel so much more comfortable in my skin then when I was in my 20s. I read alot of books and journaled and journaled and asked myself the tough questions and began slowly to speak and live my truth. Blogging really has helped too.
I think everyone finds their own way to themselves. but I also know that hearing other womens' stories has helped me.

Lovely photo.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh beautiful wonderful you.

This resolution makes me smile and dance, because nothing feels more right than for you to accept all of your wonderfulness-that encompasses both strengths and insecurities.

You are a strong woman. One I love and adore.

I am so lucky to have you in my life sunshine.
Kisses

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was me-
Colorsonmymind

8:41 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

That's a beautiful portrait and a very good resolution. I hope you find that acceptance you're seeking inside yourself!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh beautiful wonderful you.

This resolution makes me smile and dance, because nothing feels more right than for you to accept all of your wonderfulness-that encompasses both strengths and insecurities.

You are a strong woman. One I love and adore.

I am so lucky to have you in my life sunshine.
Kisses

8:45 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh beautiful wonderful you.

This resolution makes me smile and dance, because nothing feels more right than for you to accept all of your wonderfulness-that encompasses both strengths and insecurities.

You are a strong woman. One I love and adore.

I am so lucky to have you in my life sunshine.
Kisses

8:46 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh beautiful wonderful you.

This resolution makes me smile and dance, because nothing feels more right than for you to accept all of your wonderfulness-that encompasses both strengths and insecurities.

You are a strong woman. One I love and adore.

I am so lucky to have you in my life sunshine.
Kisses

8:47 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

That was me-
Colorsonmymind

8:48 PM  
Blogger Susannah said...

you are a beautiful woman, Letha - you know that right? right?! :-) i adore you baby. this is a stunning portrait xxoo

3:55 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

this photo of you is breath taking, truly breath taking! i'm right there with ya--learning the same lessons.

8:58 AM  
Blogger bb said...

well i hit thirty last year and i'm just starting on my acceptance journey too - so i'm right behind you :-) (and that is an awesome photo of your beautiful face)

10:31 AM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

I love the softness of the photo--it perfectly matches the words. This is such an interesting topic to me...I do feel I'm starting to move in the right direction with this self-acceptance. I wish you luck as you resolve to find your own.
--D.--

11:11 AM  
Blogger megg said...

You are beautiful. beautiful. beautiful.

I'm proud of you - I know how big this is for you!!

I love you.

12:05 PM  
Blogger megg said...

P.S. Who let Thea hog all of the comments ;)

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

I just stumbled on your blog, and all I can say after reading this post and seeing the picture above is that you´re just so beautiful! And so is this resolution.

Sophie

3:40 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

beautiful photo
and beautiful message.

i am 36
and i think it is true...
you start to own who you are again,
although it is not without
it's up and downs and
second guessing...

5:03 AM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

You are GORGEOUS!!! It is true that once you are in your 30's you start to become more comfortable with yourself, although, that does not happen over night, and it take work, to be sure. I think that we are finally in a space where we are no longer trying to create ourselves. We are who we are, it is just a matter of a.)recognizing that fact and b.) learning to embrace it and love ourselves, inside and out.

I applaud you and cheer you on...because you are amazing!

xoxoxo

9:57 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

i loved reading these words. i felt them pour from your soul with such genuine longing.

the acceptance has already begun.

you've always been so beautiful to me...

love you,
den

9:57 AM  
Blogger luzie said...

I have only just found your blog, letha. The picture is beautiful because you are beautiful.. and I applaud and support your resolution as I'm consciously trying to make the same effort.

xo
luzie

4:13 PM  
Blogger Alex aka Gypsy Girl said...

Letha, I'm 34. I think I've never been hungrier for life... At the same time, I know what you mean, I never felt life passing by this quickly either... The good thing though, is that we are all sharing, inspiring each other and trying to enjoy this journey joyfully & aware :)

7:11 PM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

It's an amazing picture! So beautiful! And a great/challenging resolution :)

xoxo

10:02 PM  
Blogger chest of drawers said...

You are truly beautiful!

10:33 PM  

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