Scary as it may be , I have accepted a challenge from a lady in blog-world-here’s her post-Ornamental
No preplanning or any of that- I just opened the web cam and clicked- as you can see I’m not alone! This picture pretty much describes my week too- happy,but a little tired-and spending the days with my hard-workin man- always close by.
These Friday self portraits should accomplish a couple of things-
First- perhaps some of my vanity will be minimized by actually looking at what all of you see all the time!
Second- I hope to see myself more objectively and get a bit more comfortable with my “very own ME” :)- Sometimes the old lady in the mirror is a total stranger to me- she looks much older and ….ahem….heavier than I remember…or feel!
Finally- each week as I look at me, I hope to look deeper into myself to find the areas of discomfort that I deal with and work on them a bit- acceptance,if you will.
The very first thing that comes to mind that I need to figure out is how to accept a compliment graciously. I’ve been caught off guard a couple of times in the last few months and each time I stumbled around and landed badly – just escaping the moment awkwardly.
Ever since the third time it happened I started watching others (smart,right?) and have been trying to memorize the ones who graciously accepted kind compliments.
I’m still workin on it- and I have a long way to go but I am determined to learn this skill!!!!! Is it false humility to be amazed that someone would compliment me in the first place? I don’t know- I just know that it just stupifies me and I deflect and run as far and fast as I can!!!
OK-I have now given myself an assignment for the week- or the next several weeks if it takes it!!!
How hard can it be-right??