I often hear people say that if you don’t know who you are then you need to search until you find your true self. Well, although this is a powerful statement, I disagree. How are you supposed to search for something when you don’t know what it is? That sounds pretty stressful, right? I say, don’t waste time searching for the unknown. Create it! It might feel like you don’t have the power to create yourself, but the truth is, you have more than enough to do so. It’s been with you all along safely in your heart. Once you embrace your current self and open up your heart you can distribute that power and love to your mind, body, and soul to make a new you and be who you want to be. Everyone has power within them. What you choose to do with it and put it towards that is one of the most precious decisions you can make. The best part is, when it comes to who you are, the creating never has to stop.
We all have a self-image, but often times it’s the wrong image. For me, once I realized that a false image was holding me back I was able to step out of my shell and get a better look at myself. That’s how I discovered that the best way for me to make a new image was through my art. Exploring the world of art has given me the courage to explore myself as well. Eventually, I reached a point where I could say that I am comfortable with who I am and the new image that I have created.
Out of all of the relationships you will ever have, the one you have with yourself is the most important. Your whole life is based on how strong this relationship is, and that is why in order to be truly happy, that journey of improvement has to start with you. We all struggle with confrontation so it is understandable why it is so hard to confront yourself, but when it comes down to it, you have the final say in who you are.
Create her. Embrace her. Be her.
*Go check out more of Sophia's stunning artwork on her Insta Page @sophiagayleartwork!