I felt this image perfectly describes the daily writing prompt of: “from the outside looking in.” It takes an alternative approach because, obviously I cannot physically see Kaylynn at this point in time. I do; however, know she is there. She makes her presence known to me every single day. Little does she know, she has drastically changed my life for the better already. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time” -Anna Freud. Now that I have been given the opportunity to become a mother, I have done some serious inward examination of my own motives, personality, goals, etc. Prior to finding out that I am pregnant, I would look to others to give me strength and confidence. I would seek out their opinions of me to know that I was doing well in my own life. Basing my self-worth on what they thought about me. How do they know what’s best for me? It is my life, after all. I want to be a positive influence on my daughter and instill in her just how important self-love and trusting in oneself is. She is a constant reminder of the example I want to be for her.