Monday, January 2, 2012

Jump on in! 52 weeks of me!

Hey there friendly folks! I hope 2012 is treating you well so far. I'm still in my jammies and it is 10:51am, so I'd say I'm off to a smashing start. :) Sugar Bear and I are lamenting our return to work and school tomorrow. We have been utterly spoiled the past few weeks. Life is good!

The purpose of this post is to encourage you to consider jumping into the "52 weeks of me" photo project for 2012. I don't know about you, but I have been almost entirely absent from the family photos for as long as I can remember. There are tons of reasons this happened. First of all, I'm the one taking all the pics. As soon as I became obsessed with photography, it seemed that my family members stopped taking photos at family events, and just relied on me. This is fine...but it makes for a documented life without me. Secondly.....I'm not a fan of photos of myself. I'm always thinking...."well, if I lose a bit of weight", or "my hair looks bad today", or excuse...excuse...excuse.

I have come to realize over the years that I am who I am....right now! and guess what? Sugar Bear isn't gonna remember who I "wanted to be", she is going to remember who I really was. She isn't gonna look at a photo of me, and think...."oh I wish she had combed her hair!" She is gonna just be glad just to have the photos of me at all. She will look at them fondly remembering me as I was. This is a gift to her.

I'd love to invite you to make this gift for your child as well. You just might find that, in the end....it was a gift for you as well. Embrace who you are. You deserve it.

You can see all the photos I took in 2011 HERE.

Some of my favorites from the year are:

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Whether you have a point and shoot....or a DSLR, I'd love to have you join in. You just might learn a little bit about your camera.....and yourself along the way.

This week, the theme is "NEW", if you are interested in following this prompt. If not....just take any old shot of yourself. I'll have my photo up by January 7th, and the linky will be up if you want to link to your blog. You can also follow along by posting in the flickr group.

Any questions? fire away.....


3 Live It or Love It:

mrsmouthy said...

Oh Lordy, I appreciate the invitation but I'm having a hard enough time remembering to change my underwear every morning. I think I'll have to focus on "me" a different year! I loved seeing all of your portraits last year and can't wait to see what you do in 2012!

Anonymous said...

What an inspiring post! I can completely relate to worrying about those 10 pounds or that my hair is a mess and I don't have make-up on. You are 100% right, our kids won't remember who we wanted to be . . . .

Great post!!

Marguerite
(unicornsmarshmallows)

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

These are amazing. I am sooooo glad you're going to do this again. I will LOVE seeing the pictures.

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