She said goodbye ~ Bella



“She said goodbye.” ~Bella


I’ve been thinking about endings and how they are gateways to new beginnings. What a gift it was to receive the invitation to join She is Three from Deb and Jennifer. The idea of exploring topics through self-portraiture scared me to death, a sign that this was the next right step on my journey.

Goodbyes beg of us to pause and reflect. I have looked through all of my photos and outtakes from the three years of self-portraits I have taken for this project and I am in awe of what they reveal. I see a woman, at times strong and at other times she’s held together by a thread. I see in this woman sparks of joy married with tears of grief. I see her commitment to showing up even when she’s feeling resistant. She is constantly becoming her next best self.

Thank you for coming on this journey with us. It has been a pleasure to be a part of this project with you and alongside you. Goodbyes are gateways to new beginnings. I am standing in the doorway, saying goodbye to one great thing and welcoming the next.



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2 Responses to She said goodbye ~ Bella

  1. Nancy Quinn

    Thank you for three wonderful years of insight. You were very brave to take on this project and to share it with the world. I have looked forward to each new instalment and taken away something from each one. Missing you already..

  2. I feel like I should defend what I understand Rose s vote to be. She wants Bella to have a choice that she wasn t given. Parents always want to give their children what they didn t have, give them options they were never offered.

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