I hope you are enjoying this deliciously blissful summer we are having! Things have been blissfully busy for me. I realize I haven’t been blogging much recently. I guess part of the reason is that I have been suffering from an unknown ailment that seems to be connected to my thyroid. I don’t enjoy writing about things that frustrate me as much as I enjoy writing about things that turn me on, excite me, or make me feel passionate. Hence the silence of late.
Through the process of getting blood work done along with a variety of tests to diagnose this mysterious illness lurking my body, I have found that my creative juices have been depleted. I have been drawing a lot of lotus flowers…not sure why but it is like a meditation for me. To feel the hard wood of the pencil in my hand, the cool touch of the paper and the strokes as my pencil glides across the paper. It is a truly blissful process for me.
Beyond what’s lurking in my body wreaking havoc on my endocrine system, I have a lot of thoughts lurking in my subconscious mind as well. Over the past 5 years or so, I hate to admit it but I haven’t been feeling the same level of love for my body. I have never been one to focus on what society says my body should look like or feel like…but I have a certain standard I have set for myself.
I planned on doing a series of body image photos but I haven’t yet found the courage to step in front of the lens…not with my whole body that is. So this is the first step for me. This is a selfie I took. Just me, no filters, no make up, not even lip gloss lol. I will fight fiercely for body acceptance and I believe I will get back to full on self-love, including loving all of my jiggly bits. Words of encouragement are welcomed…also, feel free to share your own struggles or triumphs! Or even just stop by and say hey!
From my heart to yours, Joy