Tuesday, February 27

SPC: liberation


Here I am. No make-up, goofy teeth, not so great nose... it's amazing how free I'm feeling. When I started blogging I had no idea what the purpose of it was, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would pour my heart out in the way I have. Talk about catharsis. I have admitted to feelings and fears online that I had never even fully admitted to myself before.

I didn't think it was possible to be this open and also show my face. The two seemed mutually exclusive. But I have come across so many fearless and inspiring people in the last few months that this concern seems completely irrelevant now. So here I am. Warts and all.

29 comments:

Sharon said...

1) Beautiful neck
2) great jaw line
3) smile to kill for
4) shapely eyebrows
5) nice nose


Order of items randomly listed!

acumamakiki said...

I don't see warts at all, what I see is a beautiful face with an amazing smile, sweetly shaped nose and a beautiful face. I love how joyful this self portrait is.

sognatrice said...

Sei bellissima! Isn't it liberating to show yourself to the world? I love having a face to place with words as lovely as yours always are :)

holli said...

It's a beautiful picture and I think you look radiant. Seriously. I feel the same way about blogging. I hated having my picture taken, and while I still don't like speaking in public - at least I have a way to communicate... and there actually are pictures to serve as proof that I lived on this planet. I really wanted that when I had my daughter.

Yay for liberation!! Congrats to you!

Annika said...

It IS liberating. You know what else is great? When you have the opportunity to meet some of the people who know you from your blog, and know that you don't have to put on a mask or try to be somebody better than yourself because they already know you, warts and all ;) - they know you, your inner thoughts which are so much easier to write about than to talk about - they know all that, and they still love you.

You are beautiful. You had absolutely nothing to be afraid of.

La Cubana Gringa said...

I quite like your warts!

Someday I'll post an actual picture of my bum. Boy. That'll be cathartic!

Tee hee!

Keep on blogging! XOXO

paris parfait said...

And you are beautiful! I'm with Kristen, it's a joyful self-portrait, as are your words.

elizabooth said...

Are you kidding? Your nose is totally cute!

I know what you mean though -- it's so easy to see faults in ourselves that are nearly invisible to others. Still though, this is a really pretty shot.

Dreamer Girl said...

You beautiful!!

XO Sophie

Vanessa said...

you are simply yummy!
I love this photo... no, strike that, I love your happy face!... and I second every word you say here. I feel exactly the same way... and, yes, talk about catharsis!!!
big kisses for you
Vx

stuffed said...

Excellent shot and sentiment.

Edvard Moonke said...

waspgoddess, listen to me, someone who spent his life admiring beautiful things: you are totally beautiful! :-)

Tammy said...

This would have been so strange to me 2yrs ago but now it's part of my life. Creativity expressed is a beautiful thing. You are a sexy lady even la natural. XXOO

luzie said...

You're beautiful, and you've got a great smile!

I couldn't agree more about the description of your blogging experience. I totally feel the same way.. cartharsis, just like you said!

Loralee Choate said...

This is more how I wanted my post to turn out. it is so lovely. You don't need makeup.

Nicole said...

adorable. you look adorable. did i say adorable? excellent shot and i am so glad you feel free enough to post it. blogging can be an amazing thing.

and a sidenote - i want to thank you very much for the thoughtful words on my blog. i am in need of them...
xoxo
nicole

Gypsy Purple said...

...and there you are....lovely...and now I have a face to the name...I love that...glad to "meet" you

Mr. X said...

I don't think you've got anything to complain about at all!

JC said...

I love your nose! Great pic!

I have many of the same feelings about blogging.

Bex said...

You are very beautiful with a great smile!!

BlueJude said...

You look beautiful! It's amazing how liberating SPC and blogging can be. Thanks for stoppin by my blog...will add you to links soon! OH and hopefully over the next week I'll have some work up on etsy. LOVE this photo!

Buttercup said...

Gorgeous smile!! Lovely to see you!

miriam said...

Bravo! That is just how I've been feeling about blogging too...the whole thing is really interesting, process wise. And you used my favorite word~ catharsis ~ I love that word. Beautiful photo! Beautiful you! I don't see any warts. ;)

Caro said...

You're very cute.

I LOVE your neck.

Mine is fat and beginning to get the dreaded turkey wattle.

Enjoy your beautiful neck while you can.

Caro said...

Actually cute is an understatement.

You're a hottie!

Judith in Umbria said...

Celebrate that face! Beauty is exactly that, an individual and unique look. You have it all. You have joy.
I failed to see the impossible hair?
Pretty is Barbie/P Hilton-- nobody intelligent wants to be that.

Uber Mer said...

absolutely radiating.

Isn't it wonderful, when you find a great community of people you don't really know, but you do, and you share soemthing special with?

I will say, you are beautiful my dear!

xo Mer

PS thank you so much for your comment yesterday. It touched me deeply.

daisies said...

no warts, only a whole lot of smiling beauty :)

lovely!

LJ said...

Stunning, isn't it, that what you might not say to your closest friends, you can write to (theoretically)thousands of strangers.
And..
You are really lovely.
It's a beautiful photo of a beautiful face.