I know I am late, but I made a resolution at the beginning of the year to do at least 1 selfie a month. This may seem like an odd thing to do, but here are my reasons behind it:
1. Push myself creatively. Yes, this first month is pretty tame, but I plan on trying to think up new ideas and see what I can come up with each month!
2. Be more vulnerable with clients and anyone who reads my blogs. I want you all to know me and to really get a sense of who I am. I think it will be fun sharing parts of myself with you all each month! I will tell a story of some sort to go along with each selfie!
3. Having a goal and meeting it. I have tried to do the 365 day AND the 52 week photo challenges and never kept up with it - I figure I should be able to keep up with this one - YES, I am already behind, but I plan on catching up and accomplishing my 12 selflies before 2015!
Now, onto the selfies and my story of the month!
When I was little I remember my parents getting us dressed to go out in the snow and play. Often times I was the last to be ready since I was the youngest and probably also the slowest! Now, I don't know about you guys, but we had a nice little play set as children - one with a slide. That slide was the key ingredient of a snow day at home…if we were first to get ready and go out, we could be the first to clear the snow off the slide…with our butts…sliding down it! I don't know WHAT it was about being the first one to do that, but it used to drive me insane when my sisters would get to go out and clear the slide first. In my mind, it meant that they had more fun than me, and nobody wants to start off their snow day like that!
Consequently, I was often left with the next best thing…the swing, or even so, the next next best thing….just eating snow, hiding around a corner (I had to hide from my parents, who told me not to eat snow, but it was just so good!) And because of this, my poor mother was left with the task of rotating turns to make things fair, and listening to her 3 lovely children whine about who went first last time!
You may be asking yourself what in the heck does this have to do with anything?! I'm not 100% sure, but when I walked outside to do these pictures, I backed up close to this evergreen out in my yard, took off my coat, and a bird got spooked and flew away…and then another bird, and another. Yes, the snow from the branches absolutely fell off, right on my head and on my back! And while I couldn't believe that had just happened to me, it took me back to those moments when I was younger…I got the first snow this time, even if it was just off of an evergreen tree, from a bird…I had the most fun that day, and damn it, it was worth it!