On this special day, I want to share the words of a song that resonate with me..a lot. I follow these up with one of the scariest things for me - sharing my own pictures! Yes - I’m a photographer and it still scares me! :)

But today, I choose to conquer that fear….today, I choose to not care about my weight, dark circles or those imperfections on my face …today, I choose to embrace myself….today, I refuse to hide and choose to be unapologetically me - that’s the skin I’m most comfortable in anyways...

Here’s to being ourselves…embracing ourselves…loving ourselves...everyday.

I am not a stranger to the dark
"Hide away," they say
"'Cause we don't want your broken parts"
I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars
"Run away," they say
"No one'll love you as you are"

But I won't let them break me down to dust
I know that there's a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

- This Is Me, Keala Settle, The Greatest Showman