Hey all, I just wanted to share a couple recent photos with you. These were taken by Alex Valladares here in LA. Lately I’ve been making some changes, and trying to be more ‘natural‘ in my appearance. In case you didn’t know, I had hair extensions for years. This is the first time I’ve been without them since High School. To be honest I was really nervous to remove them. I couldn’t even remember what my own hair looked like. Although I was advised to take them out, I finally figured it was a good idea. I definitely need to let my hair breathe and allow it to just grow on it’s own.
Why does something like this have to be so scary? Hair isn’t everything, and being more me can only be a good thing.
These photos are rather natural, and that can be scary too. In this day and age, everything seems to be so glitz and glam. Everything is photoshopped and there’s always pressure to look a certain way. I have a problem with this too. I’m always wanting to change things and be a different size. I’ve obsessed over it and ultimately… It’s not ever worth the stress. I mean honestly, we are all pretty exceptional; I just want to work on loving myself more and more as vulnerable as that can be.
So this is me being me. Learning to love what I have to offer, and veering away from being so critical. As dancers and performers we can definitely do this a little more everyday, and I know am the biggest culprit.
So my challenge for myself and to you is to: wake up and tell yourself one thing that you admire about yourself every single day. Maybe even write it down, and that way it may really start to stick.
This is an expression that really stuck with me this week: “Beautiful people don’t ask for attention.”
No, but I definitely think they give it to themselves.
I hope you’re all excited for the Utah vs. UCLA game this weekend, because I sure am!
Talk to you soon 🙂