In the chaos and excitement of the holidays, my time, energy and blog went by the wayside. I spent a lot of time just thinking about what I want to change this year. I heard the question, “what can you do in 4 years?” I found it intriguing, as there is so much you can do in 4 years. I am hoping to compile a list of what I would like to achieve in 4 years and have it ready by inauguration day. I figure that is a good way to gauge my progress. Me and Barak can compare notes and monkey wrenches.
One thing I am sure of, that I intend to do, is start another photo challenge for myself. It is 52 self portraits. I heard once that if you want to take good portraits, you need to be able to take a good self portrait. But, another reason is that I am struggling a bit through the self image/aging process. I don’t mind getting older in the mental and emotional sense, but I am struggling with myself physically. I plucked 7 grey hairs out, I know I am lucky to be 42 and just starting to get grey hairs, but when your hair is one of your best features and it starts to fade, my spirit wanes a bit as well. I am struggling to lose 15-20 pounds that keep re-appearing and staying longer than I like. So, this challenge is a bit of an attempt to get all Jillian Michaels in your face and start accepting what I cannot change, change what I can and embrace it all. That and getting a better grip on lighting and figuring out how my stinking self timer works.
Here is my first self-portrait, and yes, I know my brows need to be trimmed and shaped. I have yet to find someone to do them and do them well around these parts.
Happy New Year!