My personal epiphany
Sunday, April 11, 2010
An epiphany is defined as "any moment of great or sudden revelation." Yesterday I uploaded some photos to my page so others could see why I was here and so I would have something to look back on to see my progress. Talk about a light bulb moment- I suddenly realized these were officially my "before" pictures. This meant two significant things to me. One- if there is a before picture, then it stands to reason there will necessarily be an after picture, due to the law of opposites, and two- this is the first time I have ever considered myself as a before picture. I have always hated having my picture taken and avoided cameras at all costs. As a teenager, I didn't like how I looked, but just viewed it as something I couldn't change. As I got older, I realized I may be able to change it, but figured it would be too hard and all the effort may not pay off in the end anyway. Later, I began feeling that it was something I should change, and would "some day." Finally, I got to that point where I couldn't put it off anymore, and at last I have made a commitment and am making progress, and seeing myself as a "before" picture for the first time in my life gives me hope that the "after" picture will be one I can be proud of.