Blogging is weird. One must be fairly fearless to put their creative choices, personal photos, heck their lives, on the public internet for everyone to see and judge. Although I like to think my attitude towards my blog, particularly the fashion aspect of this blog, is indifferent to public perception, I often find myself diminishing what this blog means to me. I tell friends, family and acquaintances that "Ya, it's alright" or "Eh, it gives me something to do," but truthfully I love blogging. And maybe there is something annoying and narcissistic about posting your photos on the internet seemingly screaming "Hey everyone look at me!" But really world, how different is this than a profile picture or an Instagram with you in it? I'll take it one step further and say how different is this than framing a picture of yourself? There are levels of permanence and self-interest in each one, but that is entirely OK, in fact it is more than OK, it is normal. The only difference between the typical Instagramer or Facebooker is that I just like to add stories, opinions, and personal interests to my pictures. So I think it's time we give the models, the athletes, the actors, the over the top "selfie" addicts, and of course the bloggers a break. Take a moment to realize that we are all human, and so what if we like (or do not like) our picture taken?
As my late grandmother told me, "Every morning I wake up, look in the mirror, and tell myself, "Yvette, you are beautiful" if don't tell myself, who will?"
She was entirely right, loving oneself is essential to happiness and part of that love is not being afraid to show it.
Alright, enough with the deep thoughts...back to the pictures of me!