The dreaded self-portrait challenge. The self-portrait for which one must: bathe self, dress self, arrange tripod, find remote, set-up shot, get remote to work, take shot, smile, not-smile, chimp…then load to computer and force self to look at self. Dreaded.
But I’m forcing myself to do this once a month this year. This time I had to have a headshot for reactivating my Occupational Therapy license. I hope they appreciate it! No, I know they won’t. But I did it. All of the above tasks (notice “creativity” is nowhere on that list).
This is my shot for January. I see: my computer glasses, a fat roll, my OLW “intentions” necklace, wash ‘n go hair (yay for wash ‘n go!), the standby pink shirt & my favorite light in the house. I am not unhappy with what I see because it’s the best I have to offer right now. I’m in good shape so the fat roll will probably stay for now. I have glasses from Stanton Optical that probably aren’t the right Rx & I can’t even walk from computer to bathroom in because they’re funky but they still make me feel smart. I’m wearing a daily reminder that I want to focus on following through with my intentions (as opposed to sitting on my ass thinking about things I’d like to do or should do or think would do if I had “more time” or acting like I intend to do things I truly don’t intend to do). Me. January 2012.
And a less self-revealing version.