While I've been cleaning out my gallery I've noticed just how much I've grown and improved in my 5 years of Cosplay and I can't help but be proud of myself.
And it's not just my Cosplay either, I've improved in jewelry making, photography, how I present myself, and even the people I surround myself with. I made a point to go through the comments of each photo I deleted and I noticed that some of my "friends" from high school had some comments that were off-putting at best and insulting and bellittling at worst. I'm happy to say I don't speak to those people anymore and the people I spend time with now are nothing but supportive.
Ive definitely come a long way from taking Cosplay selfies in my living room and trying to mimic the "cool trends". I'm becoming my own person and staying true to that. And I'm definitely still improving! I can't wait to go through old photos again In four or five years and see where I am then!