Thursday, March 5, 2009

Secret #9

The last line in this weeks chapter hit home the most for me. "We've got to be true to ourselves."
Much of my life, I had no idea who I was. I won't go into all the reasons why or the roads I took, because the important thing is, I am here right now. I know this may seem strange, but for years I didn't know the color of my eyes. I kept putting green on forms or saying they change with what I wear. I totally don't understand that at all, because they are definitely blue. It was as though a veil ket me from seeing and accepting ME. Well, no more. Today's post is a huge step, a declaration if you will. This is who I am at age 56 with no makeup in my jammies, my hair flat, in January of 2009. I am aging and my face reflects a bit of the illnesses I've been fighting the past several years. This is me. I love me, blue eyes and all. This week's chapter was about being published and moving past rejection, not giving up. Y0u know what? If I never write another word or see my work in print, I am going to enjoy my life and be true to myself.

8 comments:

BEADNIK (petra.janssen) said...

I can see YOU ... and I really do love this post. Thanks, for sharing your thoughts ...!

Lots of Love, PEtra

Fatma said...

Your spirit shines in your eyes. Here is to you being YOU! :)

KathrynAntyr said...

You are beautiful! Thank you for showing us those baby blues. We do need to be true to our Selves. It is so important to me to live an authentic life. I believe true happiness comes from knowing ourSelves and being true to ourSelves. Enjoy finding out who you are and *LOVE* it.

Caroline said...

Odd how one might not see oneself clearly - its a very interesting thing to think about... I do recall after splitting up with someone suddenly seeing them differently... as though I'd truly set aside my rose-tinted glasses... but I'd never thought about whether that might be how I see myself too...

(Oh and I don't know if I've managed to comment here before, but I can't comment on this style of comment box (the embedded ones) unless I switch browsers.)

intothedawn said...

You are beautiful and perfect just the way you are! This chapter was an eye-opening experience for me, too-- discovering that I really do believe in myself. I love reading that is struck such a chord with you, too.

Jamie said...

Yes! How beautiful to see you and your beautiful blue eyes.

Cheers to being true to you and enjoying life!

alteredpink said...

I love the post. It reminds me of when Oprah published pictures of herself in her magazine without any makeup or any touch-ups. I thought she was so brave and honest. Feel the same about you - Amber:)

Lisa PN said...

Thank you for your strength and wisdom in this post. Sometimes i feel like we forget about life while we follow our dreams. So many paintings to paint, dances to dance and songs to sing that we occasionally forget to live. Thanks for the reminder. Full of grace.