Jessica Simpson has struggled with her self image for years. Lately, it seems like she’s taking a more positive outlook towards things. The singer posted a shocking picture on her Instagram to mark her four years without alcohol.

The 41-year-old singer shared the pic from back in November of 2017. She described how she was a lost soul at the time. She was struggling with alcohol and pill abuse and not taking care of herself.

“This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself. I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.”

Soon after, Jessica got on the wagon. Four years later, she’s stayed sober. The picture serves as a reminder of just how far she once fell. After four years, Simpson hopes her courage serves as inspiration for others to be comfortable in their own skin.

“The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage… I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do. I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free.”

Jessica Simpson broke into the music business at the age of 17 when she signed with Columbia Records. Her debut album moved 2 million units. She starred in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and even had a turn in Hollywood as Daisy Duke in the 2005 Dukes of Hazard reboot.

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