I haven’t posted in a LONG time — my world has felt too dark, too sad, too heavy to share. But tonight, I found joy in a picture I took – of MYSELF, and I wanted to share.
Long story short — I have always disliked the way I look in photos. I never felt that I looked liked ME – (the ME I see in the mirror when I’m having an awesome hair and makeup day) – even in “selfies”. When I understood that the ‘whole world’ saw me the way a photograph captured me, I was stunned. For most of my life, I thought that what I saw in the mirror was what others saw when they looked at me. A photography lesson said otherwise — a mirror image is different than a frontal image. So tonight, I tried to capture what I look like… to me. And I wanted to share…
I took these selfies first — and wasn’t really ‘happy’ with how I looked in them. As usual, I didn’t think that was how I looked…in the mirror. Got ready for bed – caught myself in the mirror– and snapped a few more — but this time through the mirror.
Maybe it’s my perception, but I think I look different in the 2 sets of shots. It’s not lighting, or settings, or anything else… the second set of photos is how I see myself… EVERY DAY! I genuinely like what I see in the mirror -as opposed to the first set of photos which show how ‘everyone else’ sees me and/or what I see in photographs, which I’ve been hyper critical of.
The other weird thing is — I think other people look EXACTLY the same in pictures, as they do in “real life” (or through my eyes or however you want to say it). I guess that’s because the camera lens is simply a way to capture – while a mirror is a reflection. They are always beautiful – in person and in pictures.
Therefore, so am I.
And so are you…
The bottom line —
I hope you feel beautiful – every day.
I hope that you feel loved – every day.
Perception IS Reality
Only YOU can change YOUR Perception
#loveyourselffirst #mirror #amicrazy