Self Portrait One

 

self-portrait-1I don’t like people looking me in the eye.

I taught myself to focus on people’s noses and to only regain eye contact on occasion. My conversations are never long.

But I look at myself in mirrors more than what someone may consider usual to save mental hard copies of how I am in that space in time. I wonder who I am and how I’m perceived and if I’d ever look at myself and understand the reflection that looked back at me with identical wonder. Could I ever crack the code. 

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Les Bohemes Part 1: Learning Self Love

Look at it. This is the majestic Madewood Plantation in Napoleonville, LA where I am staying for the five-day Les Bohemes retreat.

It’s only the second day and I am learning so much about how important it is to have love for yourself and your unique set of gifts. For so long I’ve been battling depression because I felt stuck. But not anymore.

“I am tired of grieving the person I did not become. The time is NOW to love the woman I am.” That’s what I wrote from the workshop led by Floetry’s own Natalie (below). Continue reading “Les Bohemes Part 1: Learning Self Love”