Be the Knife

As I've gotten older, I've become far more confident in my own skin. That's a major plus to the aging process, I think.. You stop sweating the small stuff because do they really matter? No. They don't. I've got naturally fair skin that reflects the sun like blinding snow (thank goodness for self tanner, am I right?), dimples and cellulite, stretch marks and scars. Do any of them matter? Nope. Are they going to stop me from doing my own thing? Nope! They're there and they're a part of me, and that's that. Most of those things the rest of the world doesn't notice like you do anyway.. So, why do we let it bother us so much? 
Comments made in society as a whole don't help, and little comments made by our peers stick with us. For as long as I can remember I've had a fairly similar body shape. I've always been on the petite side with some curves, specifically a chest and thighs. Traits I'm more than okay with as an adult, but not so much during those early teen years. During those years a male classmate had called me thunder thighs, it was definitely intended as a joke. But then? It made me hyper aware. I suppose it still does. I've gotten to the point where that thought doesn't sit in my head like it did. Because haven't you heard? Thick thighs save lives. 
If I'm honest, these shots were so much fun and absolutely bloody terrifying to do. I'm glad that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone because nothing ever grows there. One of my favorite sayings is from Nikki Sixx, 'Be the Knife'. He had this great story about his grandfather and his childhood and how that tied into Motley beginning.  He sat down  on the stage and walked you through this story and how it all tied in before they played Primal Scream. It's a mantra that will always stay with me. Because if you want to live life on your own terms, you gotta be willing to crash and burn. Life is too short, so just live it and do it bigger and badder than you ever imagined. 

Thanks for reading!!
Leah xx


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