I came across this photo from 2010 or 2011?
Wow, could this be any better representation of where I was at this point in my life?
As a woman I still struggle sometimes with my self-image… with my physical appearance. Some days I feel worn and I don’t feel beautiful. There are days I feel like covering up because maybe my clothes aren’t fitting the best that day, and maybe I’m not looking as thin as I’d like. Maybe the bags under my eyes are showing up worse than usual….
As I think back to the way I often felt back then. Miserable. Completely miserable. I could barely smile back then. I was almost completely lifeless.
As I think back to then, I am filled with so much thankfulness that God didn’t leave me back there — He didn’t let me stay who I was back then. He pulled me out of that.
I am learning to love who I am, who He created me to be(come). It’s deeper than physical appearance though…
My Heavenly Father is teaching me my worth. He’s teaching me about who He has created me to be and become. I am realizing that it takes a level of “bravery” to be(come). Isn’t that interesting? I don’t think I’ll ever be the same.