This is my first time submitting and I am cutting it rather close to midnight. After admiring this blog for a while, I decided to submit tonight when I felt myself getting down. After leaving many of my loved ones earlier today to return home, I felt raw and vulnerable. For me, and for many I’m sure, vulnerability quickly turns to painful self-awareness that then feeds dangerous anxieties and nagging questions of worthiness. I took this picture in an effort to “do something” rather than allow my insecurities to drown me. My body may be a superficial element of me, but it is mine and it is always. When my emotional energy is low, trying to fight my internal insecurities is near impossible, but by focusing on the physical I found peace this evening.
It sounds like you’ve found a successful technique for staying positive. And I think taking part is Submission Sunday was a good choice, you’ve captured something simple and beautiful for others to enjoy and I hope it inspires others to submit next week.