Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone.
Here I stand
~selected words from the Frozen song "Let it go"~
Kathy"s song choice for Songography had me in an introspective kind of mood this week. I wanted to capture a picture of my grown up self that related to the little girl me in the picture at the beach. There have been a lot of years between those two photos. A lot of living, learning and letting go. I've spent many years trying to be the person that other people wanted me to be. Or at least what I thought they wanted me to be. For many years fears strangled the more adventurous, sassy, bold me that simmered inside. The me with her hands on her hips, looking at the world head-on, confident and not caring what others think.
It's taken a long time to release the fears. (at least most of them - one I'm working on is taking selfies :)
Finally living more authentically and wholeheartedly as the real me.
Here I stand.
Check out Songography over at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out