Thoughts on identity III (Self-Portrait).

I am getting stuck on what my identity really is. I choose this picture because I took this a day after I got my wisdom teeth removed and it was Thanksgiving day. I was getting for the day and just felt really pretty without any make-up on.

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I can normally go awhile without wearing make-up but I have never taken a selfie without make-up on. I feel this picture represents me in my natural state and that has a lot to do with my identity. I have become confident in my own skin over the years and without constantly reminding myself that I am beautiful exactly the way I look, then there is no way I would be this confident. Yes, there are areas of myself that I would love to improve on if I had the energy too but it’s nice to be some what comfortable in my own body.

If you look closely, you will see an elephant necklace. I absolutely love elephants and I wish I could save them all. I would have to say that my favorite animal is apart of my identity because everyone that knows me well and sees anything to with elephants, they always say that they immediately think of me. My mother bought me this necklace years ago because it means ‘good luck’ and who wouldn’t want some luck in their life.

Everyday is struggle to be myself but I have finally accepted that I can’t be anyone else but me. I didn’t think an assignment about your identity would make me this emotional. As I am typing this out, I am starting to realize that I am one awesome person and I should be more proud of myself. Feels like I gave myself a little pep talk there, but who doesn’t love a good pep talk.

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