self portrait tuesday

september's challenge is contrast

in february of 2007, i decided that it was time for me to take some weight off. 15 months and 130 pounds later, i reached my goal. and although it has been one of the most gratifying things i have ever accomplished, i struggle everyday with contrasts. the contrast between how i make sense of this different physical body of mine and how others see me. the contrast between what my eyes are trying to make sense of and what my head has always told me i looked like.

because now, they don't match up. no, not at all. it's one of the biggest contrasts and challenges i have ever faced.