"We often want it so badly that we ruin it before it begins. Over thinking, fantasizing, imagining, expecting, worrying, doubting. Just let it naturally evolve.” As a photographer, every photograph I capture evokes some sort of emotion when I see it for the first time on screen. This picture was different. It brought some sort of peace to mind. I’m a chronic over-thinker, whether it’s over a certain matter or just my mind actively running, the gears are always turning. Lately I’ve been struggling, consumed in my own thoughts. Wondering if I’m pleasing those in my life and if I’ve become enough for them. Wondering where the path to my future is leading me to. I took myself on a date (you read that right!) to Naples Botanical Garden and was just overwhelmed with such peace and contentment. There I captured this photograph, which speaks advice to my mind and brings peace to my soul. This photograph reminds me to just relish in the ride of life. Understand that there will be bumps and bruises along the way but don’t forget to collect and cherish the beautiful moments that it brings. I’m human and I have much room for improvement and change. From this day forward I’m going to grab the handle bars of life and just, ride. Let things happen as they may. Keep in mind I’m a flawed and imperfect person and sometimes the sunlight gets away from me, but it’s never too far to reach!
I don’t have an amazing figure or a flat stomach. I’m far from being considered a model but, I’m me. I eat food. I have curves. I have more fat than I should. I have scars because I have a history. Some people love me, some like me, some hate me. I have done good. I have done bad. I love my Pj’s and I go without makeup and sometimes don’t get my hair done. I’m random and sometimes I say crazy things. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not. I am who I am, you can love me or not. I won’t change! And if I love you…I do it with all my Heart! I will make no apologies for who I am.
• THIS IS MY SONG •
No one knows like Dami knows what He’s done for me.
Growing up, I struggled with low self esteem and people said “I was shy” “timid”😩😂
Battled with inferiority complex till I was late teens. But God... *praise break* 💃🏽💃🏽 (wait for it) Dab!
Jesus saved me from the false image I had of myself. Grace saved me and reminded me the truth about who I am.
I am bold and courageous. In fact I am brave. I am chosen not forsaken. I am the head. I am a child of God.
So today, I breathe the air of freedom in knowing my life is better off in God’s hands.
And who Jesus sets free is truly free.
I AM FREE!
This is my story, this is my song.