(no wine was consumed for this morning shoot - but there will be wine consumed later tonight!)
I had lunch with my friend today and shared with her one of my continuing struggles that had occurred earlier in the morning.
I was setting up to shoot a 'selfie' for my 365 photography challenge. I hate selfies...of me. Don't get me wrong, I completely understand how important it is that we get in front of the lens, but man do I find it hard to do. Nevertheless, I got everything set up, had in my head ideas of poses and where I wanted the light...blah...blah...blah...
So, I got it all set up and was getting myself all psyched up and then, when the light was good, I headed into the living room and get these shots taken. And I crumbled. i kept taking shot after shot and when looked at the play back...I hated them. I was picking them all apart. Then I realized - I was picking me apart. It was ME I didn't like. (the photo above, as well as the one that will be posted on my IG & Facebook accounts tomorrow for the 365 prompt)
I crumbled. Literally sat in the chair and cried. You see, it doesn't matter what others say to us...it's our self talk that seems to run our self confidence and feelings.
Have you seen the Dove #SpeakBeautiful campaign? Or any of the Dove campaigns in the past year? Watch the video below and stand in awe.