Love Who You Are.
The idea of being comfortable with oneself arose in me because I have spent a great deal of my life feeling like a fish out of the water. I am a dreamer, and I feel a lot. I can be intense, and I can hide. I was never able to look well put together, be consistent on projects, be the same person every day (so hard!), and I used to compare myself to others all the time (waste of life).
BUT I did realize that I am not to compare – I am to honor my ways. Even if my ways make me feel different. It’s ok to be different, we all are anyway, even if we like to pretend we are not.
Love Who You Are became my mantra. And not love myself in the trying to define who I am so I can like that, no, no way. In a total non defining, I am change, I don’t know myself sometimes kind of way.
Love Who You Are is more like… yeah, you are fine, you are meant to be here, and meant to be exactly who you are right now. Be that what that particular now wanted of me.
This drawing is the symbol of that for me – and always will be the image I go towards when I need to remember. It was one of those late nights sketches, maybe with wine, and of course, a flower.