#uneditedchallenge

Happy Wednesday everyone! So, in my last post, I blogged about posting a selfie and adding filters to it. I decided that I needed to “…make it a personal goal to let myself be vulnerable in my social media. For one week I am going to post one selfie every day, UNEDITED and NO FILTERS with something positive about myself.” 

(My thoughts are kind of everywhere… I hope this makes sense.) I’ve come back to tell you that I did it! It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be… I am usually a positive person. I know that I am blessed. I know that I have a good life. I know that I can name multiple positive things about myself. I do think highly of myself (in a humble way…not holier than thou way). I was able to come up with a weeks’ worth of positive things about myself and my life but I filtered some of  my thoughts. Weird, huh? I wanted to say things like, “I have an amazing body” or “I am a walking miracle.” I totally wouldn’t mean them in a full of myself kind of way. I would have added “I have an amazing body. It’s capable of so many amazing things. It can move, bend, get sick/hurt and then heal itself. It’s crazy!” Since I couldn’t edit the pictures to make them look better, I captioned them with things that were kind of obvious and carefully worded. See, I’ll show you:

Saturday: Day one. I am a daughter of God. I am a princess with divine potential. I have a Heavenly Father who loves me more than I can imagine!

 

Sunday: Day two. I am a friendly person. I love meeting new people and building friendships.

 

Monday: Day three. I am a hard worker. Give me a job and I will do the very best I can, with a smile on my face (most of the time).

 

Tuesday: Day four. I am a good student, I actually like school, and I enjoy learning new things.

 

Wednesday: Day five. I have wonderful parents. They do everything they can to help me follow my passions and dreams. They support me with every endeavor. They love me with a Christ-like love. I’m so grateful for them

 

Thursday: Day six. I have a wonderful smile. Someone recently told me that it’s crazy that my big smile fit on such a little person. I love my smile and I love showing it off.

 

Friday: Day seven. I have been blessed with someone who loves me with all his heart. He respects me and treats me like the queen that I am destined to be.

 

It was amazing. I think I said this in the last post, but I believe that this whole experiment was more for me than anyone else. I have always known that I was flawed. I’m not perfect, but hey, no one is. I have also always known that I have a wonderfully blessed life. As I’ve reflected on this, I don’t think I’ve ever combined the two in this kind of light. With this, I was able to go out of my comfort zone and grow. One of my teachers once said, “There’s no growth in the comfort zone and no comfort in the growth zone.” I got lots of positive feedback on everything; comments, likes, loves… It made me feel odd at first. I’m not usually the kind of person to flaunt my life, imperfections, or blessings out for everyone to see. With this project I had committed myself to, I had to do both. As the week went on, I got more excited to post my daily selfie (wither or not I was ready for the day). It was harder to come up with positive things that didn’t sound super holier than thou. Some days, it was tricky but I did it! I made it a whole week. In future selfies and captions, I know that I can be a little more secure and confident in my flaws and continue being my positive self! Thanks for reading.

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