So. I've been trying really hard lately to be brave. To love myself. To see myself as others see me and not as that image of grotesqueness that is burned into my brain.
I've worked hard. I am not a success yet, but I'm on my way as long as I "just keep swimming" as Dori advises in Finding Nemo. (What a wise, little, forgetful, fish)
I will not give up. I will embrace change. I will get there.
Failure is a sad, sad place to be and I will not live there again.
I'm not calling this a before and after pic because dangit. I'm not done yet.
Thank you SO much to all of you that have supported me thus far. You're my angels.