I don’t post tons of pictures of myself. It’s not something I do purposefully, it just doesn’t naturally occur to me that someone would want to see my face. I’m trying to be more comfortable with putting myself out there and trying new and even uncomfortable things. I started realize this part of me that was lacking after reading many posts from Emily. She was able to reach inside my heart and yank at a part of me which I am consistently trying to ignore.
I need to be more comfortable and embrace the camera.
I need to do it for my kids.
So, thank you Emily.
I also felt much more at ease with doing this with Chelsey because even more than her adorable projects and fabulous (and ridiculously useful) ideas, I love her honesty. The self-portrait challenge was calling my name.
I love that she keeps it real.
I love that she named her daughter after one of the Gilmore Girls.
I may or may not have done the same kind of thing.
So, thank you Chelsey.
I love this picture because it reflect how I feel about self-portraits.
1. Anything having to do with creating. Right now its tiny things that can fit in Miss F”s dollhouse.
2. Awesome new friendships like I’ve never had in my life. I’m kind of obsessed with how many prayers God has answered from 10 years ago regarding people in my life. It’s like He knew I needed that 10 years to build up appreciation for this new gift of friendship. I get it now. Thank you, God!!
3. Ben and Jerry’s Milk and Cookies ice cream
A dress for myself which I’m 99% done with (woot! woot!), a kiddo room remodel, practicing my stitching on a cute baby project for a friend, eating more vegetables. Taxes. I’m soooo close to being done!!
Being a better wife. Being a better teacher. Being more compassionate. Being a good friend. Being useful. Being there for people who need me.
an awesome double date with some friends which goes along with happens to go along with what I’m obsessing over and thinking about. so wonderful.
the Adele Pandora channel. I love that almost every song/artist that plays is one that I love. I’ve also been shuffling my phone, which is always fun. I love hearing music I already own that I completely forgot about.
Cypress Grove Psychedillic cheese with some locally made crackers. Yum. I also roasted some pecans today which were a much-needed mid-day snack.
Wishing I could erase everything bad that happened in 2011 because right now the bad is all I can remember and that makes me so very sad.
Wishing I didn’t wish for the above because all of that bad only makes us stronger and helps us appreciate what we have.
Wishing I hadn’t finished off the Ben and Jerry’s the other night. I kinda want it right now.
Linking up with Emily: