torn ballerina [series — III]

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    [The series has nine photos, which have been posted in sets of three: a main one and two photos posted in the comments. One was posted on Dec 29, another one yesterday and this is the last one.]

    It's the last day of the year, and suddenly everyone's doing those 'a year in review' posts. While a part of me tells me to go with the wave and do it as well, I know I made my peace with 2010 when I finished my 365. Still, I feel like talking about it a little bit, so here goes:

    2010 was for me, above all, a year of growth. I can say with the utmost certainty that I am not the person I was at this time, last year. So much has changed in me. I fell out of love, I was betrayed, in some sense, and overreacted to it. I grew. I fell in love again, harder, and that is still screwing me over. Most of all, I let go of all the innocence I had left. You see, if I had a penny for all the times people said to me this year: "you need to realize that life isn't what you want it to be" or "life's hard, suck it up and go", I'd be filthy rich. Until now, I had lived in this pretty, pink world, in which I did what I loved and in which friends are perfect and the ones you fall in love with always love you back, and where, no matter how dark things seem, there's always a little bit of pink to keep you alive. Well, that little bit of pink was ripped out of me this year, several times, by several people. But oh, I'm not a victim. I know I have an impossible temper, and I know I take things too seriously, too personally. I know that there are two sides to each and every story, but this is how I grew. This is how I thoughened up. It isn't the pretty way, but like people keep telling me 'there is no pretty way'.

    This is the biggest reason why I like this shoot. Because it's pink. Because it makes me believe, even if it's just for a moment, that the world can be pink like I always thought it was.

    [to all of my friends who finish their 365's today, congratulations! You did it! I'm very proud of all of you!]

    Have a lovely 2011, everyone!

    leda etcheverry, jorgeangelino, and 170 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. AR [inactive] [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      Aww doll. *hugs*

      There IS always a dash of pink in every dark phase and you above all people should know it! I mean... you're the personification of la vie en rose!

      Plus, that shot is probably one of the best I've ever seen from you. High five, pal. :)

      And a wonderful 2011! :D

    2. Dina_x [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      : o beautiful.

    3. thundercloudsoflove 51 months ago | reply

      you are stunning, on the inside, i mean-- and of course, the outside-- but in this shoot, combined with your wise words, it's almost as if your inner beauty is just pouring out, almost radiating! and it's beautiful.

      i think pain is beautiful-- most of my pain is pink, in my dreams, in my mind.

      happy new year

    4. Leon Alvarez 51 months ago | reply

      we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      “BALLET & ARTS”

    5. {chloeplease} 51 months ago | reply

      this is so dreamy. I love your photostream :)

    6. Lauren Anna Hitchman 50 months ago | reply

      Simple and elegant... SOOO BEAUTIFUL>

    7. Eilidh McM 50 months ago | reply

      Absolutely love it!

    8. { Kasia Skrzypek } 50 months ago | reply

      fall in love with it

    9. thursdayaffairs 47 months ago | reply

      The first one in comments I adore. Actually, the whole series is exquisite.

    10. JoyHey 45 months ago | reply

      WOW. In love.

    11. Amr Tahtawi Photography 41 months ago | reply

      well done, amazingly heaven like

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