Tuesday, February 17, 2015
reflections on beauty
I mentioned in my last thoughts on pregnancy post that I was struggling with my body image and lots of pregnancy feels in general. I've been feeling a lot better since writing that post for various reasons. It helped admitting all those feelings "out loud", having a couple crying sessions, and embracing my pregnant strength - and pregnant body.
I also came across this quote by Terry Tempest Williams a day or two after writing the post: "beauty is transformed over time, and not without destruction." How perfect for the transformation women go through in pregnancy and childbirth and motherhood. Their old beauty is transformed and there might be a bit of destruction that will accompany it but ultimately it's all part of their journey of beauty.
Also, I've been buying myself lots of tulips. Tulips help all bad moods.