Jake Shoots People

Photo Editing Madness and Photography Bastardization

A Picture and a Rant. And Being Humble.

It seems a lot of people aren’t too fond of my newfound confidence. I’ve been noticing more and more how my self-appreciation isn’t…..appreciated. Simple phrases like “I’m awesome” brings the smirk and comments like “Don’t let your head get too big”.

WHAT? 

REALLY? 

This makes me angry! If you know me, like really know me, you’d know how long it took me to get here. How hard my husband has worked to get me to this point. We’ve been married for eleven years, and the first ten were full of doubt, low self esteem and insecurities. Brett has worked his ASS OFF all these years to rid me of these afflictions.

It took Brett telling me every day that I am beautiful, smart, worth something, strong, amazing, lovely and sexy.

And one day I believed him. I woke up feeling beautiful, smart, worth something, strong, amazing, lovely and sexy.

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HOW DARE YOU TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIM! I won’t allow it! I won’t allow other people’s insecurities to bring me down. Or to undo all of Brett’s hard work.

Would you rather see me walking with my head down? Hating my reflection? Losing faith in my awesome abilities? Downplaying all of my hard work? WHY? Why are we threatened by other people’s confidence? Why can’t I be a great photographer and my neighbor be a great photographer?

Shame on you!!

What is wrong with society when we aren’t allowed to have confidence in ourselves? When we are called vain for believing we are beautiful! Why are we put down for once believing we are more than the gossip of unhappy acquaintances?

THIS ENDS NOW!

I AM A GREAT MOTHER. I AM YOUR SEXY NEIGHBOR. I AM A CHILD OF GOD. MY HAIR IS AS BRIGHT AS MY HEART. I AM BEAUTIFUL WHEN I AM ANGRY. I HAVE NICE BOOBS. I HAVE CUTE TOES. I RUN REALLY FAST. I AM SUPERWOMAN. I AM SUPERMAN. I AM AMAZING. 

My confidence doesn’t have to be your insecurity.

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How’s my big head now?

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