Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Self Portrait

Wishing for a new post today? No problem: visit GLAM Ministries' website for my guest blog debut! A portion of that post is below.

Sometimes my husband catches me in the act—of taking my own picture. Repeatedly.
There are a couple of reasons I do this. First of all, it’s usually a day in which I look in the mirror and think, “Oh, well, that’s nice” (as opposed to the “oh, ugg” days we all have). Secondly, it’s because I generally feel more comfortable with myself as a photographer than with anyone else. And, thirdly, I like to have the power of pressing the delete button. Also repeatedly. I often take forty photos to get one fantastic shot.
I’ve always found self-portraits fascinating because they are a revelation of how the artist sees herself. For me, as a photography-enthusiast, it might be all the deleted photos that would tell you about me: my insecurities (freckles too obvious in that one), my perfectionist nature (windblown hair too natural in that one), my love of creativity (what if I take my picture through this reflection?). And staring at photo after photo of myself sometimes leads me to one of the largest (yet shortest) questions ever formed.
Who am I?
This possible identity crisis affects some more than others, but I think most of us deliberate on our distinctiveness, at least once in a while.
Who am I?
I’m trying my best to stop asking that question—to replace it with this one: Who do I want to be?
I love the focus behind G.L.A.M. because it aligns perfectly with my philosophy in life of advancement towards goals.
You can keep worrying over who you are, or you can figure out who you want to be, and “commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him” (Psalms 37:5) as you start working on becoming her. 
this post is linked up with
Beholding Glory
the pleated poppy blog

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