I don’t like the way I look on film – sometimes pasty, sometimes dull, sometimes frizzy-haired, and a lot of the time kinda bloated. It doesn’t make for a pretty picture.
But what I hate more than an unflattering picture are the disappointed looks and words from Savannah and my husband while I try to block the camera. And even more than that, I hate not having pictures of myself with my husband and kids during this time. I’d like to be present in the scrapbook when I look back years down the line. I don’t want to be the one behind the lens, or worse, that person hiding behind a hand or a book or someone’s shoulder.
To cure this I wrote #69: “Take a self portrait once per month for 1001 days.“
Sounds easy enough.
I took my first pics sitting here in my office so I could check off my first month. I felt silly, but it was painless.
But then I had to be a real go-getter (or smart ass if you prefer) and add another goal on my list:
“Post these pictures publically.”Oh crap!
So here goes. The first photo for #69, taken in August 2013. Yes, it took me 3 weeks to get around to posting it publically. I’m cringing while I do this, but I’m determined to make it through this list.
What will be cool to watch (I hope) is seeing changes in these photos as I try to reach #27 (Getting down to my “happy weight” – if there is such a thing!), and #63 (Give myself a complete makeover.)
This should be interesting.
(Read more about the 101 in 1001 project here.)