because the future is (finally) looking brighter. because the past is (after all) starting to make sense. because the present is (at last) bringing delight often. because i like the way my hair looks here. because a doctor once told me my profile was unflattering, definitely not pretty and he could fix it for me… because i didn’t let him, because this one time i walked away… because it’s good for me to remember someone else’s assessment is just that, their point of view and their opinions don’t have to have to become my truth… because i get to choose what i find flattering, what i believe beautiful… because yes the future is looking brighter and not because i am changing anything about me, but because i am actually starting to accept and love who i be (almost as much as i like my hair here, yes almost that much)…

❤️ emily joy rosen

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