I am beautiful.
There, I’ve said it.
It has taken me years of deliberate self-affirmation to allow me to make that statement without doubling-up in laughter. Before now, beauty seemed like something that could only be attributed to a chosen few, like supermodels and entertainers.
Several self-help books, online articles and an improved sense of self-awareness have brought me to this point in my life where I can acknowledge my beauty.
Since I live in this age of technology, I have now developed a fondness for capturing my beauty in photographs. This is just a fancy way of saying that I love taking selfies!
I recently updated the operating system on my iPhone. After this, I noticed that the update meant that a photo album titled ‘selfies’ had been created in the picture app. It turned out that I had over 200 selfies. ‘Hmmm’, I thought. ‘That’s way too many photos!’
Years ago, I would only take photos as an afterthought, a process that involved having to seek out a photographer or at least someone with a good camera. Now, I take photos
• To check my makeup.
• To check my hair.
• To while away time at a boring event.
• To document life events.
• To admire myself when I’m feeling particularly gorgeous.
Does this make me a woman who has embraced technology and her beauty, or does this make me vain and full of myself?
I don’t know the answer to these questions. I just know that I’m due for another selfie 😛
day 4 #nablopomo