And a Happy St. Patty's Day as well! I realized today that I do not have ANY green in my closet up at school. (Actually, I don't think I have any green in my closet at home, either.)
So, these pictures are from a couple days ago when I had an interview. I had tights on in the morning and after the interview, I got back to my room and I practically cried with joy that I could take my tights off and my legs could be free!
While editing these pictures, I realized that a few years ago, there would be NO WAY that I there would be pictures of me with bare legs and if there were there would be NO WAY that I would put them on a blog for anyone to see.
Through high school I would never show my legs, because I have a skin disease called psoriasis and I would always just cover up, especially during a flare up. I've had it since I was a little kid, but it still makes you feel weird when people are like, "What is wrong with your leg!?"
Now, I have gotten to the point where I have it mostly under control through my medication, but if I have a flare up because I'm ill (when psoriasis gets worse) or because of the seasons changing, I don't care anymore. I'm not going to hide under hot jeans in 85 degree weather anymore, like I did in middle school and high school.
That is one of the many reasons that I am SO happy that I started my blog. I can compare these pictures now to times in my life when I was unhappy with the way I looked, (because of my psoriasis and other reasons) and realize that now I have much more confidence; super-de-duper confidence, if you will. :)
I would like to share a quote, by Stacey Charter with everyone that really always helped me out:
"There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout: This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you."
- Stacey Charter
Shirt - Gift from a friend's grandma
Necklace/Belt - Thrifted
Shoes - Thrifted - Cole Haan
Hope that everyone has a great weekend. Leave me some comments about how you love to show off your confidence.