Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why its hard to see beauty {Hump Day Blog Hop}

I don't know if any of you have been tagged on Facebook or not on this "beautiful" thing.

The point is you are tagged by a friend & you are supposed to post 5 pictures of yourself where you find yourself beautiful. 

When I first got tagged, I was like, I can't do this.  I honestly thumbed through pictures & found absolutely nothing beautiful about myself.  I just felt sick to my stomach. 

 I saw others posting pictures & they all looked so beautiful in their pictures... & I just wanted to have something to post that I was proud of.

But then I read what most of them put on their pictures... "This was hard to do... " .... "I don't find myself beautiful BUT...." .... "I find beauty in myself when I'm around family"...

similar comments of people that you can tell they struggled with it as well.

So I took the plunge. 

I found some pictures & put them together. 

& it wasn't that I found myself "beautiful" in them. I look at them & see every flaw. 

Those crooked teeth.  That sideways smile.  The extra weight that I could get off.  The skin that is blotchy & freckled.

But I also see happiness

Marrying the love of my life
Making my half marathon PR
Getting to be a princess in little girls eyes
Enjoying the breeze from an ocean
Spending a day at a wedding where I got to dance in the mother of the groom dance in honor of my friend

Moments....full of beauty...

It was a challenge... & maybe now the challenge is to find more beauty in myself...

The Hump Day Blog Hop


  1. Moments are definitely beautiful even if we don't think we are!

  2. You look beautiful in every single one of these photos and your eyes radiate happiness.

  3. All those pics are beautiful (especially the wedding one). I think the key is if you are "feeling" great in the picture then your inner beauty will shine through, and therefore producing a picture where you look beautiful! But I am sure since you are a photographer you already knew that! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Girl I see beauty in all of your pictures!! Why are we our own worst critic? I seriously don't see any of the things you mentioned! I do it too! Like why does my right eye look crazy and big when I try to take a selfie? Nobody else would ever notice that. Anyway you are beautiful and I love the top picture in this post! I feel like that some days too! haha!

  5. You look so happy and gorgeous in those photos!!

  6. What fantastic pictures! You look so happy in them!

  7. I see happiness and you ARE beautiful. I especially see how happy you are in the picture at the beach. You look like you don't have a care in the world and life is good.

  8. aw girl what a beautiful post! i honestly dont think i could do this either, its ridiculous how we see ourselves compared to how other people see us. you are beautiful!


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