Here I Am

I say it all the time, “I’m not perfect.” I’d had to think what it would be like to be perfect. Thank goodness perfection is impossible, because as Dita Von Teese says, “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” Imagine the bulls-eye that would be on your back if the world perceived you as perfect. Here’s the thing though, each of us is actually perfect in our own way. It is our unique qualities that make us who we are and it took every step of our lives to be who we are today. The person we are today, this moment in time, is exactly who we are supposed to be.
It may not always seem like it, because perhaps we had bigger dreams once upon a time. I know I did. None of the shit that’s happened to me along the way was ever part of my plan…with a few rare exceptions and even those didn’t end how I hoped they would. I apologize for mistakes I’ve made that hurt others, but I am not ashamed of who I once was or who I am today. I refuse to filled with shame. I have enough demons running about my head without adding shame. The longer we live, the more mistakes we make, the more people we meet. The more people we know, the more people will love us and the more people will hate us. We cannot control others, we can only control ourselves.
Today, I’m saying, “Here I am,” take it or leave it. Love me or leave me, the choice is yours. I can no longer worry about the players and haters, my plate is too full to take on all of that. I’m going to work on keeping my side of the street clean, my yard kept, and my life. If your plate is so empty that you feel the need to take on the problems and judgments of others, I’d like to suggest you put that energy into helping someone less fortunate rather than wasting all that precious energy on negativity. In the end, the only thing that will really make you feel better is doing the right thing.

the red elf
I’m unashamed of my mistakes 
I walked the path I had to take 
It’s made me who I am today 

wearing:
hair: Navy+Copper – Mousse (*new* @ Vanity)
hairbase: Just Magnetized – Special Hairbase set 05 for CATWA
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
ears: .:E.A:.Studio BOX Ears Dairon (*new* @ Vanity)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Viktoria Applier
tattoo: DAPPA – Devour Tattoo. (*new* @ Vanity)
[BODY FACTORY] – Blade Sword (Red)
**RE** Jade Harness (*new* @ FaMESHed)
ChicModa // Isabella Slip Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Eudora3D Wanda Stillettos&Stockings  (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: Bauhaus Movement – Let The Beat Drop  (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
location: The Apothecary

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