do you know what you need sometimes? a boost. of vitamin c? of vitamin d?
of vitamina confidencia. i tell you, it will change you.
i don’t like my pictures taken. i don’t think i’m the only one out there with this issue.
i never have, and i’m trying to change, so that one day, i will have pictures that i can browse and peruse, and tell stories from.
so, what did i do to get a dose of vitamina confidencia? had a photo shoot with my sister colleen, and her wicked awesome photo skills.
my advice for upping that ante for gaining some confidence?
have FUN with it. i am going to attempt to publish this post without making fun of my chin, or my pale, pale skin. 🙂
tip:: accessorize! whether it’s with a fun hairstyle, or a favorite belt or necklace, pick something that makes you smile.
pick out a few pieces that you love, in fact, if you really want to have some fun…take the time to lay out all of your baubles and lovely pieces, so you can look through them! and if accessories are not your thing, then go to town with your clothes choices…i am more of an accessories girl – because let’s be honest, they always fit – so i chose to go with the jewelry route.
i’m telling you, nothing gets me more perked up than a good bracelet, or a rocking pair of earrings. and, i’m guessing, if you are anything like me, then that splash of color, or small sparkle will leave YOU sparkling. 🙂
so after you pick out a few things, dazzle yourself with some awesome pieces (you can get fun, funky jewelry that is handmade and affordable on etsy, or big cartel!), then, try to relax…
but the most important thing?
that you begin to really see yourself the way that others see you…silly, full of color, and lively. because, my dears, you are ALIVE! so, why shouldn’t we embrace that?
see? no pale skin/chin jokes … and even though i believe that confidence is extremely important, health is supposed to be total, and not just emotional. i believe in being healthy, and have been working on getting fit. we need to realize that our health and our beauty go hand in hand with our confidence and self esteem!
i call it the confidence can creed:
i, (fill in your lovely moniker here) will not put my looks down. i WILL celebrate this life I’ve been given with full vigor and passion. i will realize that what i fill my mind and body with, will be a TRUE reflection of how i feel. I will no longer judge my day based upon the scale, or if i need to have a piece of chocolate. or whether my outfit cost $1,000 or is a hand-me-down.
BUT: I will celebrate my healthy goal milestones. I will embrace my quirks. I will acknowledge and celebrate my hair, my mind, my booty, my freckles.
I will make sure to make my health a priority, in whatever way that is important to me,
so I can spread my lovely joy to those whose paths I cross once or daily.
Because, I am beautiful. And it’s about freaking time I realized it!
God made me this way, and I will celebrate it (and accessorize til the guinea pigs come home)!
*DISCLAIMER: TO GAIN SUCH A STUNNING PALE GHOSTLY COMPLEXION, YOU NEED NOT BUY A SPRAY BOTTLE PALE. THIS IS AU NATURAL. SO PLEASE DO NOT TRY AND COPY, AS THIS BLOG AND WEBSITE ARE MY OWN. 😉 AND, IF YOU LIKE THE FLOWER LEATHER CUFF, MY FRIEND AMBER SELLS THEM HERE.
i will not grace the covers of magazines.
i will not be featured in photos from milan
with wisps of lavender silk about.
i will not date known celebrity commitmentphobes.
i am modeled perfectly.
i have one heart.
i have one brain.
i have two able hands to help those i can.
and that to me, is beyond super.
**please leave a comment of something i can help you with.**
I AM SERIOUS PEOPLE. 🙂
♥♥ “the only lasting beauty, is the beauty of the heart.” ~ rumi ♥♥
we struggle. we hrmmppphhh into our hands. we cackle. we triumph. we struggle again. then, when we cannot take another moment of this.thing.that.drives.us.to.eat.drink.shoptilwedrop.curse.sweat.stress.out!
we look up, and realize that there are endless possibilites, and maybe just this once, we forgive ourselves for not being perfect, and knowing that we are boundless in our attempt to always make the best out of life.
the human spirit is magical.
be forever trying.