It wasn't until I became single, that I really started to take photos of myself. Instead of being someone who supports a partner, I became someone who has to support herself. I take a photo of myself quite often now, especially when the kids aren't there. I think it is because I need to be able to place myself in the picture I have in my head. I need to be able to reflect on where I am and what I am doing.
I am not saying
"look at me" or
"don't I look great/shit" or
"gosh I am amazing/crap".
No not at all.
What I am saying is,
I am here
and I'm not going anywhere, I'm here to stay.
You can choose to like me or not,
I'm still me.
It might seem weird taking photos of myself, but honestly it feels good to finally be putting myself in the picture. I think I will keep on doing it for a while yet. It's a process of learning to feel ok about just being me. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!!