Breathe it out
I am not a religious person. I was brought up Catholic but have no faith in a 'higher power'. I am my own person. Through my own experiences. Good and bad.
These days I have been sorting through a lot of the bad. It's there. I think everyone has baggage. Mine was bestowed upon me, most of my young life; and into adulthood. So now I must unload it and move forward.
I have the chance every couple of weeks to sulk and whine about it, but I only allow myself to do that for a few hours at the most. Then I will lose myself in a crowd, or lose myself in travel, photography, or even knitting. Knit a hat last night.
I am sick of whining about it. It's time to take some action. Get back to me. I will continue to see the person I am seeing every couple of weeks, but it will not be to focus on the things past. It will be to focus on how to better myself for MY future.
As someone close to me told me this week "Empty the suitcase that your (so and so) put their baggage in!"
So if you'll excuse me, I have some unpacking to do ;)
(I was hoping to avoid a self portrait this early on into my 52 weeks. But this week was about me. Also I know I could have done better with the background/lighting. I won't make excuses for myself.)