Day 1 // Photo Challenge

I'm so excited to be joining in the fun over at Amber Fischer Photography! She's doing this great 30 Day Photo Challenge for the month of June (for all of the details, go here), and I'm going to try my hardest to get a photo in every day. :) Wish me luck!!

So today's theme is ME. Here is the photo I chose...

(BTW, do you know how difficult it is to take a picture of your own back?? It's hard, let me tell you!)

Anyway. I got this tattoo a couple months ago because I think it totally represents me... "Laugh, Love, Hope, Try, Hurt, Need, Fear, Cry". It's actually from a song written by Collin Raye:

"I laugh, I love, I hope, I try
I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry
And I know you do the same things, too
So we're really not that different, me and you."

I've been told numerous times that I'm a very emotional person, and it's true. I don't deny it. I feel all these emotions and more, and I feel them very strongly (and sometimes I feel them all in the same day!). But where I used to be ashamed of being so emotional, now I realize it's not a bad thing at all. Yes, it means I feel sad easier than most people, but it also means I feel happy easier, too. I also realize that every person has these emotions on some level--maybe not as strongly, and maybe not as often, but they have them just the same.

And it's kind of comforting to know that while I'm still just ME, I'm not as different as I thought I was. :)