Morning Selfie Project

The Morning Selfie:

Morning Selfie - August  31, 2010

Morning Selfie – August 31, 2010

I am not a vain person.  To be very honest, I have really low self-esteem and I do not like the way I look.  For most of my life, I have absolutely hated having my picture taken – often destroying any picture I found.  In 2010, after the end of a 4 year relationship, a friend suggested I start taking “selfies” as a way to improve my self-image.  By taking (lots) of selfie pictures, I was able to see myself as other people might view me.  I was able to figure out what colors and styles that I looked the best in.  Yes, I deleted most of the pictures that I did not like but I still had several that turned out good.  I started posting those good pictures on Facebook to show my family and friends.  The positive feedback I received was able to boost my self-esteem and helped me pull through the rough times.

Morning Selfie - July 13, 2010

Morning Selfie – July 13, 2010

In 2014, I once again was at the end of a long-term relationship – 3 years this time – so I started taking selfies again.  At first I was posting the good pictures to remind my ex of what he gave up … but then I realized that some of the pictures were absolutely stunning – even with my larger size.  Once I had moved on from my ex and started dating other guys, I kept up with posting the selfies as a way to remind myself that I am beautiful outside as well as inside – no matter how big I am. 

Morning Selfie - February 10, 2015

Morning Selfie – February 10, 2015

In the last couple of weeks, I have started receiving some negative feedback from some ladies – they are tired of seeing my morning selfies posted on Facebook.  When the first female made a comment about the pictures of myself, I just ignored it.  But after the 4th female commented about the pictures, I did some serious thinking about stopping my morning selfie project. 

After a lot of debate, I have decided to promote my selfie project rather than stopping it.  As women, we should be raising each other up rather than putting each other down.  If someone does not want to see the selfies on Facebook, they can unfollow, hide, or unfriend me.  Simple as that.  I would rather have positive people on my friend’s list than the” negative Nancy” person.

The Selfie Project:

Morning Selfie - January 30, 2015

Morning Selfie – January 30, 2015

I was challenged to post 30 selfies – over a period of time – even on days that I did not wear makeup.  I now challenge anyone reading this to post 30 selfies on Facebook with the tags #selfieproject and #webiweave.  Tag me on Twitter @webiweave.

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