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I’ve been less than graceful… {Asheville, NC Boudoir Photographer}

I’ve been less than graceful with myself.

I’ve been hard to please.

I’ve been a tyrant.


I preach kindness and grace for your actions. Patience with yourself for mistakes.
But, I’ve not allowed myself the same.

I’ve worked myself to the bone, doing what I can to keep up.
Eating lunch at my computer and waking before sunrise.

I’ve been hard to please.

During my time off I realized that I need more from myself.
I need forgiveness for making mistakes.
I need understanding for working at the best pace possible.
I need to just breathe.

If I’m sick, I should rest.
If I’m not sick, I probably should still rest.

I should at least give myself the freedom that being self-employed should earn you.

Instead, I create more work for myself. I take pride in pushing my body and mind to the limits.

I’ve lost sight of my own needs.

It’s time I learn kindness.

To treat each moment with the importance that it deserves.
To ask myself if I need a break.

Have you been kind to yourself lately?

with love,


Jennifer Mulkerrin - December 12, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Wonderful writing and gorgeous photo Sarajane! I’m trying to be kinder to myself lately, stress can make it very hard to keep track of this for sure. 🙂

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Megan De Camara - December 12, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Proud of you!!

Jonny Pack - December 12, 2013 - 5:55 pm

I can dig that

Donna Dobbins McCall - December 12, 2013 - 11:03 pm

Bout time!

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