Friday, July 29, 2011

Having A Little Fun

A while back, I had an exciting week where I got to be a part of a photo shoot then an appearance on Daytime Ottawa.  Honestly, doing these things was super tiring but fun.  My anxiety surrounding appearance and being a focus of attention was high.  But I survived. 

Image source: Ottawa Citizen

Looking at the photographs and video still brings up a mass of negative thoughts.  But that should change.  I have hope that it will change.  And I will continue to challenge myself with things that causes anxieties and low self confidence.


Image source: Ottawa Citizen

I want to say a special thanks to Marilou from Twenty York Street for giving me these opportunities.  She was the babe who hooked me up for both of these gigs and the talented, creative force behind 20YS.

13 comments:

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look absolutely beautiful Ashelle!!!!!

I understand that it's really hard to think positively as women for some reason we are conditioned to only see our flaws! We all have flaws but that's also what makes us unique - there's no such thing as perfect, only the illusion of perfection.

You are amazing and good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone! A VERY small percentage of people can do that!

Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hope these were learning experiences. We grow when we face scary stuff. The next time you confront something similar, you'll have more confidence.

Carla said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

pretty pics :))

Chelsea Lane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you shut. this. shoot. down. you look so amazing! I love how they turned out miss pretty! :)

xoxo

The Blushing Fox said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

those swimsuits looks extremely fab!

Marcia B. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow you look fabulous!!!

Jaclyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your are a stunning, beautiful lady =)

Pop Champagne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

congrats and you look great!

Sarah Whitney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats girl that's amazing! Pushing your limits can bring amazing results :D

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20 York Street said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aww, you are very welcome babe! And look at you - National Newspaper and Television all within days!

Superstar in the making!

Seriously though, you have been very brave to do tackle these opportunities with such grace and beauty!

besos,
ML
Bonjour, come say hello!
Twenty York Street
http://www.twentyyork.com/2011/06/i-am-fashion-are-you.html
Twenty York Street

Sarah Mendelsohn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i like the polka dot bikini :)

Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. The support you all give is really sweet.

Now that a few months have passed since that shoot, I do look a bit different. Since attending the Eating Disorder treatment program... I'm no longer underweight like in these pictures (even though I don't look overly thin here, I was medically underweight).

I haven't taken any pictures of myself in a couple of months because of this wright gain. I promise to get on track with this blog soon... Just need to grow a little more confidence.

Thanks again for all of you sticking through these emo blog posts.

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