The Power of a Single Bloom

The difference 24 hrs makes and who knew I could bring an orchid back to life!! Yaaay!!

The difference 24 hrs makes and who knew I could bring an orchid back to life!! Yaaay!!

Today I was loving on my orchid that I never thought would come back to life and smiled because it is blooming so naturally and beautifully.

And as I admired it more, I realized that in the past day or two, that I, too, am that orchid as I have gone through my own blooming phase slowly and then suddenly.

Meditation and deep work on self compassion and trust and embracing a new future that is full of exponential potential instead of allowing the past to interrupt my new road along with powerful and thoughtful conversations recently have allowed me to realize that I need to honor voice again.

This voice is three-fold ...

Voice through my lens as I photograph women who are doing or are ready to do the body love work so they can see themselves bloom.

Voice through writing and speaking out loud and allowing for the ‘what else is possible’ and being bold enough to say #moreplease because I so fucking deserve it while sharing my stories of healing and growth.

And the Voice that I need to let go of and not give credence to anymore. That mean girl who says “good luck with that” or “are you sure you’re worthy of...” let it go with love and a little ‘fuck you’ while I’m at it!

All of this has been brewing but like the orchid fully bloomed all of a sudden and came to me in the past few short days. It confirmed that I need to continue speaking about my healing, both physical and emotional and find my voice around self care, self acceptance, self compassion and self love and share that part of me again.

And If I can inspire and empower even just one more woman to heal or find her voice or feel beautiful about her body, well then I could say ‘day made’ every day!

And so that is the vision moving forward. It’s time and I’m ready to create a paradigm shift and let go of that rear view!

Who’s with me?!

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Let me know how you are looking through that front view and learning to embrace all of YOU!!?

And I mentioned in my newsletter (and if you don’t get it, scroll down and enter your information in ‘My Gift to You!”) recently that I started the ‘Celebrate You!’ photography sessions for just this reason! To allow ourselves to CELEBRATE that blooming, from the inside out!

Check out the new series HERE and let me know what you think! And even better, come visit me at the studio and let’s do a Celebrate You! session for YOU!! Let me know you saw it on the Blog and I will extend the exclusive Portrait Special that I am running right now to you regardless of when you reach out to me!! It’s pretty badass and a great excuse to celebrate yourself!!

xoxo
Rupa

p.s. Here is a little snippet of what my Saturday evenings can be like ‘cause I just want to make you smile! I enjoy a lot of quiet time but there are those odd days that I actually am forcing myself out of the house to socialize!!

Came home to two screaming dogs, one Boston terror 😂 who was especially loud and annoyed, and a pitty who can’t stop loving you just cause you actually Came back, a judgey-as-fuck cat, and a cat who doesn’t give a f***

Seriously though, when you hear dogs screaming as if you’ve been gone all day ... it’s been MAYBE 2.7 hours ... you undress in 5 seconds and apologize like fuck!! As if they get it!

And then you just smile cause it feels good to have gotten yourself out, gotten a bit drunk and come home and put your sweatshirt on inside out and backwards!! 🤣🤣

And knowing you were wearing the cutest shoes ever makes everything alright! 😂😂

My crazy after-party….Nala my pitty was a part as well but the video couldn’t be uploaded…she was basically loving on me like crazy!! :)

My crazy after-party….Nala my pitty was a part as well but the video couldn’t be uploaded…she was basically loving on me like crazy!! :)