In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits. My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before. It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I never have… but sometimes personal growth requires stepping out of your comfort zone. So this is my project, 365 days of Self Portraits…
Week 13 was the last week of my me-March project on the 365 Project website. I thought I’d be relieved to see it come to and end as there were some ideas I wanted to try that had nothing to do with the day to day challenges. I found that I quite missed it though, and I’m looking forward to finding another monthly challenge that looks interesting!
Day 86 – Today’s theme is “Something I do every day…”
Every day I geek out on my laptop downloading shows, chatting with friends and editing photos. I also listen to my husband talk about his Lego Robotics hobby A LOT.
Day 87 – Today’s theme is “Someone I care about…”
Well, duh! Who didn’t see this coming? This is the person I care about most in the world. My husband and best friend, Xander! :)
Day 88 – Today’s theme is “Something I noticed today…”
Today I noticed this crystal ball sitting in my china cabinet. I had borrowed it from friends ages ago and just realized I’d never gotten it out to play with! So, today I did!
Day 89 – Today’s theme is “Something I chose to photograph today…”
I chose to photograph me laying down with a wrecked back. Hubby was kind enough to assist me behind the camera with the focus, to stop me from having to get up and down to check. I just laid and clicked my wireless remote. Today was a day for keeping it simple!
Day 90 – Today’s theme is “Something sacred to me…”
My relationship with the sun is sacred to me. After moving to the Netherlands I have learned how incredibly solar powered I am. I need sunshine to soothe my soul and recharge my batteries after a long, dark, Dutch winter.
Day 91 – Today was one of those days… the kind that are both mentally and physically taxing. This is what my mood looks like today… not happy, not sad, not angry or anything really. Just a little empty.
Tomorrow is a new day!
Day 92 – Today is the 5th birthday of my friend’s daughter. Her name is Carys (https://www.facebook.com/everythingcarys) and she has Rett Syndrome. For the last number of years I have watched her friends and family working hard to raise awareness and fund the research needed to find the cure. They have walked for days, ran marathons and one friend will even be climbing Mount Everest!
As a friend, you can sometimes feel incredibly helpless. I hope that by using this photo as my project photo of the day, and sharing it through my various photography websites, that I can help raise awareness about what is going on with these little girls.
Never heard of Rett Syndrome? This is what it says on the back of this card:
Rett Syndrome is a leading cause of disability in women, a spontaneous genetic disorder that could happen to any little girl. Every day, 17 girls are diagnosed with Rett Syndrome which robs them of the ability to walk, talk and even eat.
Scientists have made amazing progress since discovering the gene responsible for Rett Syndrome, a cure is truly within reach.
You can help by
visiting our website: http://www.curerett.org.uk
like us on: http://www.facebook.com/curerett
follow us on Twitter: @curerett
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please help spread the word about Rett Syndrome!
Weeks 1 & 2: Days 1-14
Week 3: Days 15-21
Week 4: Days 22-28
Week 5: Days 29-35
Week 6: Days 36-42
Week 7: Days 43-49
Week 8: Days 50-56
Week 9: Days 57-63
Week 10: Days 64-70
Week 11: Days 71-78
Week 12: Days 79-85