I’ve never been as thin as I’d like, or as others would have liked, but within this last year (and even more these last few weeks) I have been feeling so good about myself. I feel beautiful more often than I don’t and I don’t need reminders (although it is nice) from others to confirm my beauty. I am more confident than I’ve ever been and I feel better than I’ve ever felt. I am beautiful.

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“ I align myself with people who support my growth. If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along. ”

—    Dr. Wayne Dyer (via westheritage)

(Source: adelineania, via westheritage)

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This. i am often moved and inspired by photographs from artisans all over the world, but this… this is something else. Recently i met Jeffrey and Lauren Bergeron, a newlywed couple in Houston, TX. who shared mutual friends with me from the Seattle area. When they had introduced themselves they were incredibly warm and kind towards me, my endeavors and from the shake of a hand, had quickly become my good friends. When i got the chance to finally look at their wedding photos i was blown away by the visible love that so many in our generation fight for. This photograph, along with several others, were captured by the talented Lauren & Mark Apel and do incomprehensibly well at showcasing the emotions behind this day. To call all of these people my Houston family has been something i could not have hoped for when i moved down here. Southern comfort is definitely not just a stereo-type, it is a lifestyle. 

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