Because sometimes I get lost in comparison, self-doubt, discouragement. And I hide the true things fearing the real isn't good enough. I duck my chin. I filter. I angle. I dull my shine.
And I forget that I am my best work in progress, and that the scars and the wrinkles and the pounds, the complexities and the lessons and the laughter and tears, they have all made me more whole, more full of life, more...me.
And maybe sometimes you feel like hiding yourself away, too. But you don't have to, either. You are beautiful where you are.