Surprise! It’s almost a day late!
The prompt I chose for this week’s Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop is “Share the most recent image you published on Facebook or Instagram and give us the back story.”
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I am my own worst critic when it comes to selfies. Some of you know this! But this one? I am happy with. Trust me, I still see every flaw. The wrinkles. The zit. The too-thin upper lip. Non-existent eyelashes. But I turn 50 in two months, and am trying to learn to give myself a little bit of grace. I absolutely love this beautiful haircut courtesy of @jennfarrprostylist, and I can’t wait to see what we do next! #newhair #nofilter #noapologies
Okay. So….50 is coming at me like a freight train, y’all! This was taken after getting my hair cut and styled yesterday for the first time in over a year. (Estate business and it’s accompanying travel and stresses kept me pretty busy for most of that time, then the retail holiday season kept me working, then Covid happening…you get the picture. No time for a salon visit.) So I mentioned in that IG post that usually all I see are my flaws when I post selfies. That doesn’t stop me from doing it, but it also doesn’t stop me from cringing the first few times I see a photo of myself, especially when I notice a new problem, or a worsened flaw. I also mentioned that I am trying to learn to give myself a little grace. I don’t notice flaws in others’ photos, only unique features that make them one of a kind. I’m trying to learn to see myself that way as well. But I was so happy with my hair that I wanted to show it off, and I was promptly humbled by all the kindness I was shown.
I guess this is growing up? I guess 50 is as good a time as any to do that.
What’s the backstory on YOUR latest social media photo?