When I started this blogging adventure, one of my posts received a comment by a fellow blogger named Amy. She said some very kind things about my blog, and as a result, I followed her back to her own blog (While Wearing Heels) and fell in love with her work. I guest posted on her blog (huge thrill – first guest post ever!) and in between all of the postings and the blogging and the commenting and the emails, we became friends.
Amy holds an amazing link party on her blog every month. It’s called “This Is Me: A Self Portrait Journey”.
She challenges other women to take pictures of themselves, rather than to constantly be the ones behind the camera.
It’s something that we don’t often think about – or worse, we shy away from.
“Oh, don’t take a picture of me!”
We duck. We hide. We sabotage ourselves by sticking out our tongues or making funny faces.
And Amy is asking us to stop doing that. Instead, she asks that we get in front of the camera and record those memories. So that when our children thumb through photo albums (or photo books or iPhones or whatever they’ll be flicking through), there will be pictures of us. Frumpy, pony-tailed, muffin-topped, beautiful, happy, loving women.
So… I’m going for it.
Each month, Amy selects a theme. This month is “Love”. Typically, photos are taken within that 30 day frame, but I’m going to use my creative license here. Instead, I’d like to share a photo that was taken a few years ago.