I have a confidence at this point in my life (age 31) that I've never felt before!
I got a huge thigh tattoo that I've wanted forever when I was 30. I'm stepping up in ways I never thought possible.
I'm starting to see myself as a beautiful, strong woman who can fulfill all her dreams!
I spent decades with negative thoughts:
"That activity is for fit people, not me."
"Those clothes are for sexy people, not me."
"Tattoos are for 'cool' people, not me."
Etc etc... Talking myself out of things I really wanted because I just wasn't THAT type of person. I had (sometimes still have) this vision of myself as a dorky, ugly little girl.
This year, as tough as it has been, has taught me that I am strong. I can do and be and dress and look and live anyway I want!
So, YAY, life experience! As sucky as it can be in the moment, it can craft something beautiful.
So here's pictures of my first corset (something I've wanted since I was that chubby, dorky teenager and never thought I'd have the body or the guts to wear):