It has been a year of questions, dark questions. My heart and body have been beaten and trampled. There have been hours spent laying on the floor, too scared to face the world. Too scared to risk additional pain. The challenges have been unbearable. But there is one area worth celebrating.
Originally, I took these photos for someone I love. Now these pictures belong solely to me and it’s weird. It feels like they always should have.. much like I always should have belonged to me, first.
Like I said, this year has been a mind fuck, but it has given me the opportunity to grow even closer to myself. It’s a loving relationship I’ve been developing the last several years, but recently, it feels more like a marriage.
It’s comforting to know that I will never leave me. To know that I promise to be true and faithful to myself in light times and dark times. It makes me feel safe.
So, here I am, my body, my words, my beauty, my feelings, my art, and I cherish them all. I belong deeply to myself.
Cheers to this union.