I hope it was a happy (but safe) New Year for all!
In the past, I have tried to participate in a variation of making resolutions by doing the One Little Word challenge. I am amazed at how much it has expanded since I tried to participate in the endeavor many moons ago.
It even has its own hashtag now. #OLW
This year I did not select a word as I have fallen by the wayside in utilizing this mode of self improvement. I also do not generally participate in making other resolutions because I want to avoid that feeling of failure if and/or when I don’t stick to them.
But . . . I am going to try something different for 2015.
Not different in that no one else has ever done something like this before. Let me assure you, it’s been done loads of times by a plethora of people.
This different thing though is that I have asked my sister to participate with me.
And we are going to embark on a 365 photograph a day challenge.
The fun part is this decision was made this morning while I was doing my daily perusing of Pinterest (Nothing like last minute spontaneity!). Just as I was starting to glance through my home page, my sister had just pinned a few pins about how to successfully do a 365 daily pic challenge.
So I texted her and this was how it went.Just a quick disclaimer/explanation–the blacked out part was a very inappropriate comment that Sarge said that I then relayed to my sister. It really does not need to be shared with anybody and I probably shouldn’t have even sent it to my sis. But as she has known me for over 42 years and Sarge for almost that long, my and my hubby’s odd sense of humor isn’t too shocking to her.
So today, at various points during the day, I tried taking a few selfies with my phone. But as I stated in my text to my sister above, I’m never satisfied.
Then later this evening after dinner, I decided I needed to do a realistic selfie. For example, one where I’m not trying too hard to cover up my double chin. And even though I haven’t showered today or put on any make-up or fixed my hair (it’s a holiday!), I still pulled out my good camera and took a picture with my timer to show how I spend the majority of my evenings. Yes, this is a posed picture but it’s pretty darn close to actual reality.
Well, except for the sepia tone. I decided to go with that effect because it was a wee bit more flattering to compensate for my lack of hygienic efforts today.
But seriously, if you look at the reflection of my computer screen in my eyeglasses very, very carefully, you can see I’m looking at Pinterest. That is about as real as it gets with me.
Now the challenge has officially begun.
The next question is what hashtag should my sis and I dream up for this last-minute “resolution.”