Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Real Me
This is my favorite picture ever of me. It was taken on the teacup ride in Disney World in January of 2007.
My mom took me on that trip after my fiance and I broke up after a 4 1/2 year relationship. When it happened, I thought it would be really sad, but instead, I was so relieved. I finally had my life back, and I really enjoyed it.
I love how happy I look in the picture. I was so miserable for so long, I forgot what it was like to be happy, but it was still there. In that vacation week with my mom, I regained everything I lost of myself, and became the person I used to be.
5 years later, I am still that person. I learned that I can be me and be happy in a relationship-there's no reason to give up me to make someone else happy. I think, if anything, I've become an even more joyful person because of my kids. There's something to be said about how becoming a mother changes you for the better as a person.
I wrote this in response to one of this week's prompts from Mama Kat's. 4.) Share a photo that was taken of you, that you think really captures who you are.