Happily👰🏻🧔🏻. Christ 💖. I post pics of my 🐶🐶🐶🐶, my 🗺 & my nieces and nephews. I'm a personal development coach who is inspired by humans.
A friend recently saw this photo and asked me why I never posted it. I responded with "Posting selfies just isn't my thing." But the truth is it's because I have a fear of being seen.
I grew up in a strict religious church and they taught me that as a female, I was supposed to blend in, stay in the background and stay small. *Don't draw attention to your face and especially NOT your body. *Don't make the boys/men of the church think inappropriate thoughts. *Don't be vain. *Don't even think about wanting to feel sexy or beautiful.
It was never outrightly said to me but it was always implied that being female meant that I was inferior and that I should feel ashamed of the body that God gave me.
So life was just easier when I followed their rules. My mantra was "stay invisible and it'll keep you safe". I didn't know it at the time but shame ruled my life and controlled the relationship I had with my body.
It's been over 15 years since I've stepped foot in that church and I've done a lot of work on myself around shame, vulnerability, perfectionism and with my life coach. But regardless of all of that I still struggle everyday *With allowing myself to be seen. *With embracing my feminine power. *With authentically allowing myself to show up.
*With fully embracing my body and all its feminine curves.
So today I'm posting this selfie and these words for my own healing purposes and I may lose people/followers and that's ok because honestly I don't need those people in my life anymore. -----------
It's time I fully embrace myself and own who I am and the incredible body and vessel that God had given me.
Today I start owning my story.
If you also struggle with being seen please know I understand. I'm here. I see you and you are beautiful. Own it. 💕
#female #loveyourself #ownyourbody
Macy picked me 13 years ago today. 🐶 She came into my life at a time when I felt so alone and needed her more than ever. She was actually a Valentine's gift to myself and the best one I've ever given myself.
She has taught me so much over the years.
Loyalty. Patience. Resilience. Companionship. Courage. Fun. But most of all unconditional love for myself and others.
I'm so lucky to be her mommy. And I'm so grateful for every moment I get with her.
She doesn't hear like she used to, she doesn't see like she used to, but she still wiggles her little butt and gets so excited when she sees me. And that is true love. 💖💖💖
There really is nothing like the love of a dog especially a rescue dog. #macy #rottweiler #chowchow #retriever #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #rescueismyfavoritebreed #unconditionallove
This little nugget turned 13 today 🎂💖🎁🙌🏽🐶 To say she has changed my life would be an understatement. She's my baby girl now and forever. I love my sweet Macy 💕#macy #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #rottie #flatcoatedretriever
1. This is the face you make when you first see your bday cookie 😂
2. This is the face you make when your brother tries to steal your bday cookie 👿
3. 4. 5. This is the face you make when you are full of unconditional love 💗💓💘💝 ·
Thank you @woofgangbakerylasvegas
for the bday hat and cookie for our little princess 👸🏻