In life we wake up some days feeling like we can conquer the world and other days we wake up not feeling 100% ready to face the world. There is happiness when everything little thing in your life makes you smile, laugh, and feel special whether it’s daily or for short period of time. In those moments that you feel special you want to capture your glow and show your beauty to the world. Your world may be your social media following but when your face appears on someone’s timeline it may give them the breath of fresh air they need.
However, in this day in time where taking the best selfie could take many tries at the best angle; we strive to capture our best angles and put out best face forward. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there is nothing wrong with taking your picture everyday if you want to. You may not post your picture each day but in your own time and self-reflection see things about yourself and in yourself that you need to work on. Keeping with my lists, I have decided that after this storm that had been raging in my life, I’d like to share the 7 Reasons I Take A Selfie Each Day.
Sunday- I wake-up refreshed and renewed ready to go sit in the Lord’s house (not every Sunday) to get the spiritual cleansing I need. On this day I am happy that I have breath in my body and that I have favor on my life to push me forward even when I feel like my faith has wavered. Sometimes I have to just get up and go to church in order to get my mind right and press on even when I am not feeling my best. I capture my moment of clarity and say Thank You Jesus!
Monday- It is the start of my work week. Everybody disdains Monday because the weekend went by entirely too fast. However, sometimes on Monday I am are ready to tackle my work week and knock out some tasks I desperately need to get done. Mondays aren’t always pretty but it is the day I jump start my productivity and take charge of my objectives, goals, and everything that pushes me towards my purpose. In this moment I capture my determination and focus and paint that picture in my hea
Tuesday- It’s not quite the middle of the week, it’s still the top of the week and this day has already gotten long. I’m running to take care of my children, go to the store, squeeze in a workout, I’m practically living in my car. I’m a mom on the go and as much as I would like to slow down, it is impossible to slow down with so much to do. I take my picture and laugh at my busy schedule because for the most part, I’m ALWAYS in my car.
Wednesday- It’s HUMP DAY! The middle of the week is exciting because in two more days I don’t have to move if I don’t want. But I must lay Wednesday down, contemplate going to Bible Study which in the past I regularly attended, but now I find comfort in my home and perhaps eating some chicken wings and French fries and calling it a night. There is nothing too special about this day other than my work week in almost over and have by now written a new blog, added followers to my social media and finding ways to network. I’m doing what I love…writing so I snap a picture, not necessarily of me of a symbol of my passion.
Thursday- It’s FRIDAY JR! I’m in my car screaming, “Why isn’t this week over yet?” I’m not rushing the week to be over, but I’m ready to rest. My children have driven my crazy at school this particular day and I’m two seconds from snapping. But I have to remember that I need my job, so I will watch my mouth. LOL! I can control my mouth, but this face has a mind of it’s own. I capture my frustration, my frown lines, and say, “Jesus take the wheel.”
Friday- I like those Fridays that fall during a break or holidays because I’m in no rush to do anything. But when I do, I take my time, make myself look pretty and step out looking so fresh and so clean. I never waste and opportunity to snap a shot, post a pic and keep it moving. On these days I feel the weight of the world leave my shoulders and I relax. In these moments, I’m Doing Me…Being Me…For Me!
Saturday- I will be officially lazy. I’m in my bed or on my chaise lounge not moving because I don’t want. I play on my chromebook and officially have my iphone attached to my hand. Of course it’s more selfie time as I experiment with my make-up in my bathroom. Fix an adult beverage or three and relax. I spend time with friends sometimes, or run around at football games with my sons. My selfie game is on point and by day seven I have found the best lighting, angle, and position.
My sadness may be there for some to see. Friends that know me understand how I shield my disappointments. I once read somewhere that people take pictures of things that they don’t want to lose. I work hard to not lose myself in all of my situations, life turmoil, and setbacks that could be sure to take someone unlike me, OUT! I take my picture as a time stamp for where I was at physically, mentally, and emotionally in my life. There is nothing wrong with capturing my highs and my lows. I am who I POST to be…Perfectly Imperfect…Taking Risks…Discovering More About Myself…all while continuing to put my beautiful confusion on display.
Take your picture! Post your picture and try not to take things so seriously.