8 hours ago
I am so proud of the woman I have become.
Let me qualify that; that pride doesn’t stem from any external achievements; those I might have imagined my future self having achieved at age 16 (‘will I have a tattoo? a car?’) .
My pride stems from the wholesomeness I possess now. The kind of wholesomeness I thought I might have at 30 or 40: but due to my life’s circumstances and the internal work they forced me to do, I have the blessing of having now. .
I am proud of the spirituality I have travelled alone to discover within myself, the vivid energy connection to nature I feel everyday and that I now understand. The tools I learned to be at peace with myself, at peace with my health, death, cancer, and life... at peace with the human race: flaws and all. The purpose and fulfilment I have manifested within the work that I do. There is so much internal work that needs to be done: and no school or institution will ever teach you about it. We will always be working on our masterpiece, and this doesn’t mean I know where I am going next, but I am happy to take this moment and acknowledge: at least I know myself. 🌿
📷 @vickygruphoto 📍Kew Gardens
(Fav photo from this shoot! #portrait )