Hey everyone, today’s post is a quick update and then a mini post. I just came back from one of the best months of my life and I can’t wait to share some of it with you. Sadly, that is not today, but it is tomorrow! I am going to start posting on Mondays and Fridays again around the same time I did before now that I’ve come back from Camp. Thank you guys so much for all your ideas for my next couple blog posts and I am really excited to incorporate them into ideas that I already have!
I have been wanting to do a post with blooper photos from my different shoots for a long time and never quite knew how do that until now… I spent a lot of my life being someone I am not just for the affirmation of those around me. People claimed I was confident and “knew who I was” but it wasn’t really me. I designed my interests around those I wanted to be like and even my faith became a shadow of what people expected of me. In this last year of my life God has healed me so drastically and has ‘woo’d’ my heart back to His. I gave my heart to Him completely and as a result was able to slowly see the beloved woman He created me to be, the authentic me. And I liked that version of me so much more than the other one.
Being perfect is exhausting, and impossible, and I’m done trying to pretend like that is what I am. I’m weird, I laugh a little too loud, my ugly faces are wayy too impressive, and sometimes my faith is shaky, but I am who God created me to be. Because, here is the deal, I’m not made to be the best singer or dancer or extroverted individual but I am the best at being me. Something I heard this month that really hit me was when a woman I looked up to said, “Be you, and be you well because no one can do it better.”
Jesus has asked me to stop striving and to rest in His Sacred Heart and it is the most at peace I have ever felt and I want all of you to be resting there with me. So, to show you all the real me (and encourage you to unveil the real you), here are just a few of my many photo fails for your entertainment (& my own humbling). This is also to show you that I am not as natural in front of the camera as many people believe. I am in fact, incredibly awkward. I hope you enjoy!