Thursday, July 16, 2009

Peace. Love. Dance

Here are the first looks at my Sugar and Bruno Ad campaign photos. This is maybe the most exciting day of my life, other than in 6th grade when my mom shelled out the 109 dollars it cost to buy me lace up Jazz boots like Paula Abdul had. If a year ago you would have asked me if I could do all this I would have said, "one day". That day is here. I am doing it. I am being the best I can be. I am not always right but I will, from now on, always be rocking a really rad t-shirt...

“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.”

-Virginia Satir