So today is my birthday. According to my younger brother it’s actually the day where 21 years ago I “exploded out of our mother and ricocheted off a ceiling fan into the loving arms of our family”. He has a special way with words am I right?
I started off this year trying to do a 365 days project and it’s kinda on hiatus because some (most) days when I rush from one thing to the next, I forget about it or I feel like I lack the creativity to shoot anything. Enter 52 weeks.
The lovely ladies of A Beautiful Mess had a contest a couple of months ago where they challenged readers to take self portraits everyday for a month. I considered jumping on the bandwagon, but I got too scared. My reasoning (or excuse) was because I’m not comfortable in front of a camera, I’m more comfortable behind it. So here’s what I’m thinking…since today is my birthday and I guess the literal start of the year for me, I’m going to take a self portrait every week and document how I change over the course of the year.
So here’s the first photo that I took a day or two ago in my backyard. I am so utterly confused and intrigued every time I look at this photo because when I peer into the mirror this is not the face I see staring back!
So here’s to turning 21 and new exciting things. I’m ready to dive right into this year with two feet and a big ol’ smile.