inspiration, self portrait artist, Chicago IL

a little self portrait inspiration. To be honest I feel like a broken record. I’ve exhausted myself with the self help and the self expansion. I didn’t know such a thing existed. But I guess there can always be too much of anything, even if it’s good. Maybe the best thing is acceptance. And I’m sorry if I treat this little space a bit like a journal but it’s just the type of person I am. It’s been 2 years since my divorce. I was married at 21 divorced by 31. I didn’t plan any of it. I am selfish and I hurt others. I am human and I can be kind and loving, in fact I know I do a great job loving my children. I have learned so much these last two years, and I’m glad that my curiosity will always keep me wanting to learn. I made a lot of mistakes too, some so painful that it would make the bravest soul hide in a cave for a lifetime, but I survived and will keep on surviving. The things I’ve learned I won’t repeat. Or maybe I will repeat them and just keep learning. I love being reminded of my humanity, its a reason why I love this job, I work with beautiful people and all kinds of family dynamics. I get to capture the rawness of new life and the start of joint decisions and love. Humanity. At least the little moments that make up our daily lives. I hope that at least once this year you get to admire photographs that celebrate your humanity. Images that truly reflect you. I hope that you are kind to yourself, and I hope that you choose forgiveness and growth, I hope you choose love and yourself always.


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