Self-love testimonial

Self introspection, self portrait of a novice, expressing myself through drawing

I gave up being afraid to be vulnerable. I no longer hide behind my feelings and emotions. Instead I chose to live here and now and accept whatever comes at me.

My process of acceptance has been quite lengthy and continues through fastidious introspection and daily efforts. The epiphany came about when I experienced an intense desire to express my journey through words, images, shapes and light. Continue reading

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Being “well enough” instead of perfect

Standards of perfection were imposed me from an early age. They manifested through unconscious comparison to others’ performances, my ardent need to live up to (sometimes unattainable) success standards dictated by my parents, family, culture. For the most part I was dissatisfied: not well enough…, only if I had more of that…, only if I looked a certain way…

In the lines below, I discuss how I cope with this feeling and how it shaped the person I am today.

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