#augustbreak2013 Day Eight

Selfie

selfieI tried taking a new selfie this morning, but every one came out wrong. I looked tired and sad, old, droopy, wrinkly, bloated. Instead of continuing to try, feeling bad about how I looked, being hard on myself, I understood that it was 5 a.m., I am tired and sad, and that does make me look haggard (definition: “looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering” — pretty accurate).

So instead I found a self portrait I’d taken earlier in the summer, with Dexter out of frame but happily lounging next to me. I was rested, relaxed, content, at ease, and you can see that in my face. I’m not doing it to deny who I am right now, but rather to remind myself that this is also who I am, still.

6 thoughts on “#augustbreak2013 Day Eight

  1. tina tierson

    You always look beautiful, dear Jill, because your beautiful soul shines through no matter what. Xoxo

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  2. Barbara Markway

    “I’m not doing it to deny who I am right now, but rather to remind myself that this is also who I am, still.” Love your wise words.

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