I know, I know. A pretty brazen title, right?
And truthfully, no, it's not all about me, but I make that statement because I want to ask you a question. When was the last time you stepped out from behind the camera and took a photo of yourself?
Yes, it can be an intimidating thought, but take a moment to ponder it.
As ones who love to carry our cameras around with us, we take thousands of photos of our families, our surroundings, and the things that make up our everyday life. But rarely do we turn that camera on ourselves.
Perhaps we don't really think about it. Perhaps we think we're better at taking photos than being in them. Perhaps we don't like what we see. Perhaps it's just plain scary.
This January, I started a year-long journey with Meredith Winn, Kristin Zecchinelli and a whole community of women committed to turning the camera on themselves and discovering the beauty in those images. Several of the life sisters are on the journey with me and I know they will agree that even though we're only a few weeks in, we've been surrounded by encouragement and kindness.
Is it always easy? No.
Do I always like what I see? No.
But do I continue on and keep clicking that shutter? Yes.
Because through that I push myself to grow and change!
So I encourage you to try some self-portraits this week. And yes, you may take 100 shots to get one that feels good. But that's OK. Because we really do want to see the beauty that is you!