Now, I'm not gonna lie here...I don't mind pictures being taken of myself. In fact my job BK (Before Kids) depended on it! That being said, I certainly don't like how I look first thing in the morning. Does anybody?!?! Although I've not been *loving* how I look lately: tired eyes, new moles, new blemishes, new wrinkles even...I'm truly ok with it.
I think a big factor in accepting one's self is surrounding yourself with people who love you for who you are. My husband is my # 1 fan and has been from the moment we met. When I'm having a bad day he's always there to hold me and lift me up (albeit sometimes he needs a little guidance...silly husbands). Whether it's a joke or just a loving glance, it makes me feel special...loved...beautiful!
Some might argue we should find true self acceptance on our own and yeah, maybe they're right. But having a support group there to guide and remind you of your worth surely helps. I'd be lost without my crew.
Baby C looks cute first thing in the morning though, huh?