Lately though, it's all gotten twisted in my brain. I'm so overwhelmed with work, drowning under piles and papers, that I'm not taking care of myself. The months (seven, to be exact) without a haircut. The five pounds I gained in one week, thanks to Valentine's Day and Luke's birthday. The general unhappiness with myself that make it hard to accept, let alone believe, any compliments.
And then, I took this picture. I snapped it with my phone on a whim because I liked that I was wearing my 31 Bits necklace from Love and a hair pin made by Sarah Viola's mom. They made me happy. I pulled my hair back just right, one of those perfect hairdos that take a second to do but that you can never, ever accomplish again. And in turn, I loved a photo of myself and although there are still things twisted up in my brain, as twisted as the necklace I'm wearing, I'm finding my way back to the self that once just accepted compliments with a smile and a thank you. (Still I feel a little crazy blogging a photo of MYSELF, because hi, self-centered much? So maybe you could comment and leave a link to a photo of yourself that you really like? That'd be great.)
taken with my iPhone using instagram