Let’s step away from all of the farm talk for a minute and change pace around here. Recently, (not really, I’ve know about this for years) it has come to my attention that I tend to make odd faces when I talk, which translates into some awkward photos. I have realized this even more so in the past few years thanks to facebook allowing people to tag me in photos that they took. Photos that I didn’t get to edit myself before posting. Now I could let the photos that show a double chin (I say “a double chin” instead of “my double chin” because I am not claiming it!) get me down on myself. Instead of beating myself up I just shake my head and laugh… You’re welcome to laugh with me.
In one day at the Small Town #140 Conference I managed to have several stellar photos taken. I spent several days before this event stressing out about what I should wear on stage. Turns out I nailed the outfit (or as close as I ever get to nailing an outfit) but I should have spent those days working on keeping my hands from making inappropriate gestures.
Oh well…. at least I didn’t trip down the stairs….
So what’s the point of me sharing horrible photos of myself? Obviously it isn’t vanity! Like most people I am not as confident as I would like to be. The list of things I would change about my appearance is a mile long. But if I can take a minute and laugh at the absurd photos of myself and not feel down about how I look, I will in the end become the more confident person I want to be.
So let’s all get comfortable in our own skin and celebrate the awkward and embarrassing photos. Share your most awkward photo of yourself on my facebook page and I will pick someone to win a some amazing cheese and a paper bag to put over your head the next time a camera is around.