I believe that we all take time to grow into our own sense of self-security. Whether it be within our body, our individual abilities and gifts, or the depth of understanding who we are; which is ever-evolving.
Personally, one of my previous self-contrived flaws was that I wore glasses. I remember being 12 years old and begging my mother for contact lenses instead of another pair of glasses (which I was always losing because I constantly took them off). And over-and-over she denied me, saying that I didn’t need them, and that instead I should learn to be more accountable for my belonging, like my forever-missing pairs of spectacles.
Eventually, her persistence withstood my own and I reluctantly accepted my fate-in-frames. However, it didn’t end there! I then made it my mission to begin to invest money spent on new glasses, towards ones which complimented my distinct facial features, while also remaining cost-efficient; so if I lost them (again) I wouldn’t be too devastated.
Fast forward to present day, and here we are.
I am very pleased with my Rootbeer-colored, Derek Cardigan designer frames.
Not only that, but the company I purchased them from gives one free pair of new glasses to those in need of them in other parts of the world. So my investment in glasses also helps to provide someone else with the gift of better vision.
Photographed by (bottom photo) : Vonecia Carswell