I do this, not because I'm a glutton for punishment, but because I read a blog post the other day (Truthiness In Self Portraiting.) where this girl took a picture of herself first thing in the morning and posted it and asked all her readers to do the same and she totally inspired me. You know, I try to be pretty transparent in what I write here. I know that sometimes I worry that I over share (um, sometimes? probably most of the time.) but it's so important to me that I give it to you the way it really is. I try to tell you about my struggles in parenting, how I work on my weight, and what I spend on the groceries. I do my best to tell you when I'm feeling like crap and when my world just couldn't get any better. Because, you know, I think we're friends now. We've been together, what, almost 3 years now? I figure we're close enough I can tell you the truth. I do all of this, but the one thing I hold back on is any, any, picture that I haven't personally triple checked for spots, extra chins, lighting, and relative thin-ness to whatever object is next to me.
It's ridiculous, I know, mostly because half of you readers know me in real life and my appearance is of no shock to you. But for you other guys, I figure I owe you a shot of me at my worst, to kind of counter balance all of the pictures I give you of half of my face.
I'm sure this is also some kind of feminist leap and a rage against "the man" who makes me feel like I have to look pretty all the time or something.
So, join me as I join