I'm Paula Brennan. I am a personal brand photographer & educator. I super passionate about empowering people with positive self perception & the tools so they can share their gifts with the world
August 1, 2014
Nearly 2 years ago, my good friend, fellow photog (check out her amazing work at www.melissajean.com.au) & lifestyle coach asked me to do a photo shoot for her. You see this was in celebration of her last year in her 20’s. This she did with a couple of photographers, and I thought what a fantastic idea and (more importantly to me) what a nurturing thing to do for your soul.
Instead of lamenting and whining, this gorgeous girl decided to say good bye to her 3rd decade of life by celebrating who she was right at that time, creating a visual time capsule if you will, to treasure, just for Mel! At the time she was single, so no it was not for a boy, pretty inspiring.
I think we could all take a little lesson out of this. I know I did. Instead of dreading the next b-day or number seeing it as a goodbye to who you once were, why not pay homage to that stage in your life, send it off with love and run kicking screaming into the next phase (or next set of 10… hmm hmm years) of your life!
Instead living in the past version of your self, making excuses for the never never dream body you don’t have right now (face it ladies, we all do it), why not enjoy the who and what you are in the present.
CELEBRATE your gorgeous self today.
The beautiful Miss Melissa Jean aged 29 and 11 months