Daniella Fishburne | Madame MadFish


Set Me Free {27/52}

So...I couldn't even wait for Sunday to post this image. I just finished it and I am so in love with it, I just couldn't wait to share it! The story behind it stems from a conversation I had with my mom the other day. We were talking about my art and I told her how I felt stuck before I took a break because I was trying to come up with concepts that would be pleasing to everyone else. And I told her that during this break, I realized that my art suffers when I create for others and not for myself. You can't predict what anyone else is going to like. We are all so different. What you might like is most likely different from what your neighbor or best friend likes. 

I've always struggled with this concept because I tend to be a people pleaser. I've always been that way. I honestly think I ended up marrying the wrong person in my 20s because of that reason. I was too busy trying to make everyone else happy that I didn't even stop to ask myself what would make ME happy. Now that I'm in my 30s it's becoming easier and easier to worry less about what others think of me and just be content with who I am. I'm not perfect and that's okay. Who wants to be perfect anyway? Perfection is boring! And exhausting. So I'm embracing who I am with all my flaws...all my imperfections. And I'm learning to love myself for who I am. 

This image is about setting yourself free.... free to be who you are...without the concern of  judgement from others. I am simply a flawed human being, chasing after my own acceptance of who I am. In this moment I am free.... my soul is free.... being just the way I am. 

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