Cheryl said this about self-love…..   “I believe self-love means you love yourself inside, as well as out. I always thought that I was put on this earth to love another. Truly, I was always half a person unless I was loving someone else. The older I get the more I realize that that isn’t healthy for me. And, I need to really dig deep and seek within myself that other half. I am also a single mother of a beautiful 15 year old daughter and I have to teach her that she doesn’t need to have another person in her life to make her thrive, she can be powerful all on her own!”

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Where are you at in your self-love journey, Cheryl?

“I have come a long way in my self-love journey. Wish I could say I love my self unconditionally, but I find myself to be my worst critic. I have always said, with myself, what you see is what you get, but I have learned to actually mean it when I say it now. Yes, I still have a long way to go in fully loving myself and that is why I am doing what I can to boost my self-esteem physically and mentally. “

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Tell me a bit about your journey.

“Every single good and bad thing in my life has led me to where I am today. I feel with every step forward, there is always a step backwards, but that is life. With a marriage, then a divorce under my belt, it didn’t leave me feeling very good. That led me to my handful of medications I take to help make me happy. That’s not what I want for myself, but that is where I am right now. I would say the boudoir photo shoot I did with Sarah was a huge milestone for me and helped me realize that I am a women, hear me roar! This self love photo shoot, I will be showing more of my body as well as wearing next to nothing in makeup, like I always do. It will be the real me, and that makes me so nervous! Sarah is one of the most non-judgmental person I have ever met, she knows how to make you feel and look beautiful and knows how to put you at ease, as always, I am in good hands. I would highly recommend doing a photo shoot with Sarah, you won’t regret it!”

“Kudos to Sarah for the great idea and thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it! Just remember how beautiful you all are inside and out!”

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I just adored working with Cheryl at her first boudoir session.  You can see her first session HERE!

Needless to say, I was so excited that she Cheryl was willing to be part of this self love movement.  Also, I’m incredibly proud of her and and her journey.