Selfies

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God, I really hate selfies.

I hate taking them.  I don’t mind looking at them once in a while, but if you post more than one selfie a week, you need to stop, really.. just freaking stop.

I actually don’t really even like having my photo taken. I am ridiculously un-photogenic. I mean I can dress nice, stand how I am supposed to stand, think I look kind of cute. Then when I look at the photo I am like “Holy Hell, why didn’t anyone stop me?”

And I don’t even think that it is self esteem, because I am comfortable in my body.  Sure, I have some extra bounce that I might be okay with toning up. But for the most part, I have pretty good self-esteem.  But what happens when I take a picture?

Recently I vowed that I wanted to take more photos of me actually in front of the camera.  And while that seemed like a really good idea, I find myself sorting through dozens of images trying to find one where I do not look totally uncomfortable.

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How do people manage to look so great in photos without trying?

For instance, my friend Nic can be sitting there totally blanking out, I take out my camera and all of a sudden he’s posed and ready for the best shot… and it comes out!

However, I can take a dozen photos both trying and almost trying and all of them look like I might be fighting a migraine or about to murder someone.

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I have a bitchy resting face.  This fact I know, and I am accepting of this state of mind.  However, please do not take my photo when I am in this state of BRF, because that can also evolve into bitchy screaming at you face.  Because I know that those photos are going to end up online and I am going to try to play it off that I don’t care, but really.. I want to drown you for posting them.

I have read up on taking better photos.  I have even read up on taking better selfies.  I practice in the mirror, with and without the duck lips, but once I turn on the camera.. nothing good comes out of that.

Maybe I just need to accept that this is who I look like and stop being in mirror denial. Self acceptance also means you have to accept that that double chin also belongs to you and some people do wake up looking like a model, and others like myself wake up and crawl towards the coffee and don’t give a shit about taking a morning #nofilter #nomakeup selfie.

 

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