Day 18: A Photograph of Yourself
As a millennial, I should have hundreds of photos to choose from for today’s post. However, I am not much in to taking selfies and finding a picture was difficult. Most times if I do take a selfie, it’s to send to a someone and I’m usually making a face to make them laugh.
I thought long and hard about even posting a picture of my face. After all, the whole point of a pseudonym is anonymity right? It seemed like a cop out though to just post a picture of a part of me though and I want to do this challenge right.
I decided to take a selfie, quick easy and simple. I opted out of doing my hair fancy or putting on make- up because the reality is, I don’t very often do those things. I’ve been open and honest in this blog and I don’t want to start misrepresenting myself at this point. However, because of my OCD it did take 29 shots to come up with the three pictured below that I felt best represent me.
You might be wondering about the background. I took this photo in front of my wall of postcards, which was my vision for this room when I first bought my house. The cards have been collected from all over the world. Some have been sent to me and other’s have been collected from places that I have visited.
In previous entry’s I mentioned that I have one tattoo. I got it about a year ago and actually my tattoo was a big part of the inspiration for the blog. When I finally decided what I wanted for a tattoo, it was to have a phoenix rising out of a book. The phoenix of course as a constant reminder that there is nothing I can’t overcome. The book to remind me that I am the author of my own life story. My tattoo artist did a fantastic job of bringing this description to life for me. The phoenix is purple because that is my favorite color and I wanted it to represent me.
The thing is, I’m not a terribly photogenic person and I think that’s why I don’t often take photos of myself. However, once in a while I feel like I really nailed it on a look and I want it recorded for posterity sake. Therefore for my last photo, I will share a fairly recent photo in which I think I’m looking pretty put together (because let’s face it I’m human and slightly vain). This photo was taken on my way to a mystery date. My boyfriend showed up one night and he just said, come on I’m taking you somewhere fancy for dinner. So I got all dolled up and the next think I know we are in Vermont having a very romantic date night.
So anyone who has been dying to know what I look like, there you have it. The many sides of me! Lenora Phoenix.
Until we meet again!