This year was tough...had it's ups as well as downs...not everything is meant for social media, and you're probably looking at this blog post wondering...
"What happened to Denyelle?"
Well...LIFE happened...to me, my family, and some of my close friends...
But, per usual, I had to be the strong one.
Because I'm ALWAYS the strong one.
The listening ear...
Aaaannnddd, the mediator.
Here's the thing though... I felt like "I" couldn't break, because that meant EVERYONE would break, and if everyone is broken whoooo and howww will WE fix...us?
Yeah...I know right?
With everything that was going on, I lost myself in the hustle and bustle of life. My long-term relationship had failed...I had gained unwanted weight and I just didn't FEEL right.
Then I wondered...How can get that good, that GREAT feeling about myself back? How...how can I feel like ME again?
Being in the beauty industry, I'm supposed to always be pretty and poised, put together and fierce...but you know what? I haven't FELT fierce in a LONG time...
Yeah, the selfies are cute and all but I still haven't felt....like...ME.
Deep sigh...One day I thought to myself "I meed to REINVENT my life."
So, I slowly started to do things I liked to do...karaoke, reading, spending more quiet times with The Lord, saying "no" when I had been so used to saying "yes", pampering days, and I slightly updated my clothe /shoe wardrobe, and a host of other things. I also have a corner in my room I call "Things that make me happy" . It consists of concert tickets, pictures, stickers, my vision board, and newly added; a painting my sister gifted me for Christmas/birthday.
I am also slowly updating people I spend time with...and drawing NEAR to those who DON'T make my presence in their lives an OPTION.
Now...let me tell you about these latest images of me...(don't cry Denni, don't cry...)
I finally LOOK how I feel! I LOOK like meeeee!!! Am I all the way there? Absolutely not, but these images let me know I'm going in the right direction.
I'm so proud of myself...what some may have seen as failure in my life I see as a BLESSING because of the LESSON learned from the "MISTAKE".
I believe, in life, EVERY thing has a "WHY" whether it is good or bad, there is always a WHY.
I AM my WHY. Be your WHY. ❤
Always live in love,
Jackie Armstrong Photography