Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Life In the Rearview Mirror

Okay, so this another one of those personal posts, where writing about myself or my feelings is a heck of a lot harder than writing about my family or some crazy spot I got myself into.

But here goes.

So someone (Amy) asked me, why isn't there a picture of me on my blog?

So of course, my sweet husband also wonders, if I am going to continue to post embarassing pictures of him, aren't I going to post embarassing pictures of myself?

Uh, no.

Because the truth of the matter is, I don't like to have my picture taken.

I find that I don't like how I look in photos, and I like even less how I feel when I look at pictures of myself. I don't know if it makes sense to anyone else, but when I look at pictures of myself, it isn't a reflection of what I see when I look in the mirror.

Now don't send me a bunch of e-mails about how I shouldn't be down about my looks, blah, blah, blah. That isn't what I am trying to say.

I don't think i'm hideous or anything. In reality, I am finally a point in my life where I like who I am, and I am becoming more comfortable in my own skin.

I just don't like having my picture taken.

In fact, if proof of our existence came only from photographic evidence, then for all intents and purposes, I wouldn't actually exist.

So, in the hopes of proving to future generations that I did exist, here is my first attempt at a self-portrait.

I choose this mirror to take my photo in, because this is in fact the one I look in the most. (I just held the camera up and pushed the button.)

I will keep trying and let you know how it goes.

And just for laughs, this is what I see besides myself when I look in my rearview mirror.


Paul said...

Your thoughtful posts keep us straight. Thanks for sharing.

Does it really say 72 in your rvm?

Amy said...

My gut reaction to this post is that's what great about digital cameras. You can take a picture and delete it and repeat until you get a good one. But then I realized that if that's all I said, I didn't actually listen. I did listen and while I know it won't fix everything.... you should try it.

Get dressed up in something you know you look cute in and take some pictures either by yourself or with Troy. Take a lot of pictures- like 50 and from all different angles. Then pull them up on the computer and play around with them. (I personally think I look better in Black and White).

Or wait until our Girls Weekend and Robin and I will make you do it!

You at least need to put one of yourself in your header. It looks silly there without you in the bottom left. And I'm telling you this because I love you.

Robin said...

Hey I know what you mean. I swear I look a lot better than any of my pictures show. What is wrong with our cameras?

I love the picture you posted. You look really happy!

I'm kind of surprised you didn't run off the road though.

Hilary said...

So... you don't have any other mirrors in your house?
I want more face. :)
BTW, we finally got a tiny camera so Drew could work it and get some shots of me -- like I am actually their mom. :)

Shelby said...

I think you look like Emma in that pic of you. No pics of me on my sight either. The only pictures of me in existence are ones that Michael took. They are more than unflattering, I actually look ill.

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