LOCATION: Paint Mines
My little sister and I went on a mid week, mid day adventure to the Colorado Paint Mines. They are stunning. We wanted to go out to take some photos for her new website (YAY!!) and we for sure got some great ones. Sarah is multi talented and when I handed her my camera to take some snaps of me too – she slayed it! I mean, obviously 😉
Last night I went to watch a documentary called Embrace. It was very moving. I feel like only recently I’ve become more confident and okay in my body. After going through many years of feeling at war with my body it feels good to love what I’ve been given. I still don’t always love myself – I tend to have more pimples than I want and sometimes I just wish my clothes would fit differently. But I can honestly say that more often when I look at myself I can see the things I like more than the things I don’t. That has been a journey and not always an easy one. Funny thing, I think having this blog helped a lot. Figuring out who I am, what I am passionate about, and just being me has overflowed into all I do. And has overflowed into seeing myself for who I am – a daughter of the king created in the image of God. My body is a vehicle that takes me though life – it helps me hug those I love, it laughs and cries, it takes me on hikes through some of the most wonderful places. My body is a gift and there is no other one like it. Why try to be someone else when you can be you?!
Watching this documentary I was heartbroken by how many women still are at war with their bodies – their changing, aging, body. It steals their joy, their focus, and their life. And it breaks my heart because I’ve been there. And it breaks my heart because they can’t see their beauty. They are so caught up in what they think they are lacking that they can’t see what they have. I want to tell you that empowered women, empower women! That your confidence is contagious. That when you point out someones gifts and talents and beauty they don’t know unnoticed. Embrace your body – flaws and all – and give others the freedom to do so too! We can change the world, one attitude at a time!