Second Chance

Second Chance

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done – then it is done.

Frances Hodgson Burnett ‘The Secret Garden’

HisLordship took this picture a few weeks ago and I decided to post it this week for Sinful Sunday. I sat and wondered for ages what to write to go alongside of it and really nothing came. In the end I chose this quotation because it seems to fit. When I look at this picture it is hard to see the me that I have been for so long. I see the new me who is freer of the past and the weight and the baggage that held me in check. I know how that has come about and that, although ultimately it had to come from within, it has taken patience and understanding and coaxing to alter the things which I have chosen to believe for so long.

I know that I have been stubborn in my belief that certain things could not be done by me.  I have always said that meeting HL gave me a second chance to be happy and that is true. What I didn’t realise until much further in was that it gave me a second chance to be me, and that is a far more significant thing. He gave me hope that things could be different and slowly they have begun to change. It overwhelms me really when I think about it and that by being with him, I am able to challenge and re-write so many of those negative self-beliefs and replace them with something much more positive.

Sinful Sunday

Kiss the lips to see who else is sinning this Sunday

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  1. The quote is wonderful. I read and re-read many times The Secret Garden as a child, I wonder if that is where I get my unfailing belief that anything is possible.
    A wonderful picture.

    • Perhaps it is. I was just looking at some of the other images and saw yours. I was struck then with the difference in attitude which is why this has been so good for me as I am inspired by the fact that other people can be so much more comfortable and confident with themselves. Hopefully one day I can get to be where you are. ?

  2. People are always saying that you have to love yourself before anyone else can love you, but sometimes it takes a little bit of love from someone else for us to be able to see all the beautiful and incredible things about ourselves that other people see. This is a truly beautiful shot; communing with nature always makes me feel a bit more free and weightless, too.

    • Thank you. And I agree about the push from other people. It can make such a difference to challenging yourself when you have evidence from others about what they see ?

  3. Not much more I can add, such a beautiful image. I’m struck my the juxtaposition of your soft beauty amongst the hardness of the trees, and the colour really seems to capture the contrast of your warm skin vs the surroundings. Lovely. 🙂 x

    • Thank you for your kind comment. I liked the contrast too. I am often struck by the natural aspect of being naked next to the fact that we don’t expect to see nakedness in natural surroundings ?

      • smiles lovely one … i have found it is easier on my heart to hide away … He is still missing … but i still have faith that when He is ready He will come back to me. Reading your words this morning … well its helps my lovely … p.s. what very very pretty nipples …

  4. First, I absolutely love the quote and your words, the way he has given you a second chance at being YOU which is the best gift anyone can give you, to allow you to be who you are.
    The, the image… the roughness of nature and your delicate form between the trees. This is really stunning!
    Rebel xox

    • Thank you so much Rebel. I think since I have been on this journey I have realised there are many of us who feel the same about a second chance which is really nice. ?

  5. I love the contrast of the trees and your bare skin. I love that you are able to express yourself in this way and that HL is there with the camera! xx

  6. What a cracking shot. Your softness is the harshness of the environment is simple stunning and I am so with you on second chances

  7. I agree this is such a beautiful shot. It almost looks like you’re playing Hide-and-go-seek and just about to be found. Perhaps that is what happened, you finding yourself.

    • OMG I have always worried about my nipples. They got huge when I fed and never went back. Thank you so much for that ?

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