Overcoming the Selfie Fear

Categories: Creative Happy Life

Do you fear the Selfie?

I’m not a fan of the Selfie.  In fact, I don’t like photos of myself much at all, or seeing myself on video, or hearing my voice recorded.  This is because I think I look and sound silly.  I suppose, if we keep analyzing this further, what I see or hear doesn’t meet the standards I have for myself.  Mmmm . . . perfectionist? . . . . type A personality?

But that changed today.

Pretty amazing, hey?  I didn’t think it would ever change.

Last week’s topic for Macarla Shepard’s 52 week photo challenge was Selfie.  When I read the topic I let out a little internal groan and thought “I don’t want to do this, I hate Selfie’s”.  So I procrastinated about it all week.  Yesterday I shared with the photo group that I’m scared of the Selfie and I got some fantastic encouragement.  After all, it’s a photo challenge, and challenges mean getting out of my comfort zone.

So this morning I vowed it would be the first thing I did.  Even before having breakfast and a cup of tea.  There would be no procrastination.

So I jumped out of bed, put my favourite dress on, styled my hair, did my skin care routine and even put a little tiny bit of make up on.  And I very rarely wear make up.  I was ready to go.

So headed out to the verandah and took a few tester photos against the white wall.  “Not bad, not bad at all” I thought.

I then rigged up a funny looking “tripod”, found the timer function on my camera and off I went.  I had the photo I wanted in a couple of shots.  And I was a happy camper.

And I feel good.  I did something I didn’t think I could do, and I didn’t really want to do it.  But I pushed my boundaries and I did it.


So, now I should show you the photo.  What do you think?


Do you fear the Selfie?

Lynda xox.