I’m all about living authentically, right? A few hours after I posted on Monday, the universe presented me with an immediate opportunity to practice what I preach. I am holding mail for a friend, temporarily, but indefinitely. When he asked if I am still compliant with the arrangement, I told the truth. It isn’t a problem, but it is inconvenient… but I’ll tell you when it becomes an issue. I didn’t over-explain, nor was I apologetic for how I feel. (So ridiculous that people always want to debate me on my reasons, but even more ridiculous is that I used to acquiesce!) Any resentment that was building…. eradicated. By telling the truth in the moment, I dodged what could have later turned into unnecessary drama. Yay me!
On another note….. I am hesitant to announce this project because I may chicken out, or get bored, or change my mind… (all of which I can still do…) But I would like to take a photo of myself (at least weekly)… and post it. It forever amazes me how my friends are constantly taking photos of themselves and actually enjoying it. While all I can see are my imperfections and avoid having my picture taken. (Although hard to do when your partner is a photographer and I’m around other creatives…) Am I just going to walk around self-loathing forever? NO! So, I created this challenge to abandon my comfort zone… convinced this will lead to priceless discoveries….
I am fully aware that my issue is not about outer beauty. But, in time this exercise will nudge me (hopefully, thrust me) down the path of self-acceptance.