Project 52 - Week 39 | Photographer's Choice

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This week for the Project 52 prompt, I got to choose what I photographed. Well, I chose to post this a tad bit late as I was preparing for my brother’s proposal in Colorado. You can see the proposal/engagement photos in the post here.

Moving and living in Colorado has been a dream of mine since I can remember, so the fact that my brother lives there gets me jealous. I don’t like to talk about it much because for some reason it makes me feel like I’ve failed to reach my dream. Now that I’m writing this, I don’t know why I put that harsh opinion on me.

I’ve accomplished so much that I don’t give myself credit for. Without that positive affirmation from my own self, I am led into despair. I can only believe the truths that I tell myself to believe. It’s similar to if you don’t view yourself as beautiful (which you SHOULD!!), and someone comes up to you to tell you that you’re truly beautiful. There’s a euphoria that surrounds us because deep down we WANT to believe this amazing truth. It’s like a little high, and you deny it hoping that someone will continue to reinforce it.

Here’s the truth though. You will only believe someone if you tell yourself to change your thinking. I’ve tried affirmations time and time again, but never really understood it. It never worked for me. Until I was told to think about the things I long to hear from other people. One of the things I struggle with is finding love from another – especially with my recent breakup.

So I chose to make that an affirmation: I love you.

I said that to myself out loud and I literally began to tear up. Something so small, but it made such a big difference in how I felt.

So what do you desperately need to hear?

In case you don’t know it, here are some truths you need to accept: you are so beautiful; you are deeply loved by God; your uniqueness is so special; you deserve the love that you pour out into others; you are incredibly talented; you are a gift to this world; YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.