I don’t feel like I am ready to do a photo shoot. I feel vulnerable in front of a camera. Despite my confidence on stage when I speak or when I conduct training with a group my old demons of being a teenager comes out.
The sad story of a girl with a disability never had dates, never went to the prom, didn’t deserve to have straight teeth – “Who would want to marry or even date her?” I was constantly bullied in the shadows or whispers.
When someone in college said I was pretty, I gravitated towards that and was taken advantage of again and again and again. I finally let go of all that stress on the day I was married. No more being judged, no more being criticized but it didn’t stop. The criticisms never end because the voices from the past keep coming back like a ghost.
Now I look at my wrinkles and my fat and thank God for Photoshop. Then again, should I show you what I look like with all my flaws? I’m already teetering on one leg with crutches in front of you.
Despite all of my flaws, I am content. I am in a career I love. I have jewelry and a clothing business that gives back to families and nonprofits. I love my husband, kids, dog, house, church, community (Mililani), networking groups (especially BNI), clients, etc. I have so much to be grateful for. That may show up in the photos and that may not. I know that this contentment is in my heart.
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