Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This is me.

Souls wouldn't wear suits and ties, they'd wear blue jeans and sit cross-legged with a glass of red wine. ~Carrie Latet

This is me. No editing, no touch-ups, no make-up. As much as I want to love myself as I am, it is hard for me to embrace this image of me. I want to airbrush away the wrinkles, smooth away the dark spots, add some mascara and lip gloss. But that is superficial fluff.

I have skin imperfections. I have wrinkles. My lips are chapped. My hair can be a wild mess. Sometimes I have crap stuck in my teeth. I am rough around the edges. I talk too loud. I laugh too loud. I give out a lot of un-asked for advice. I think ugly things about people people that annoy me.

This is me. Laid bare. My beauty and worth come from some place deeper than my skin. I have to believe that as I look at myself.


  1. I saw your picture and thought, "Wow, what a striking face...like a famous actress." You look beautiful and I know the courage it takes to post a pic like that. I could never ever do it. Love your blog!

  2. I love your honesty and vulnerability. Wish I were that brave. But I'm not. I, too, believe that beauty comes from within, but saying and acting are different things. Way to be real!

  3. Wow, you're beautiful!! You are very brave to post a photo of yourself without any superficial fluff, but you are stunning as it is. :) I mean it!