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A snapshot of my life in black and white

Those who are on Facebook might have seen a meme going around recently asking people to post seven black and white photos of your life over seven days. No people. No explanations and then every day, challenge someone new. My friend B, nominated me and I couldn’t resist. Yesterday was my last day so I thought I would share my seven photos with you lot as well. I am presenting them with no explanation so feel free to guess… and also to join in…

Day 1

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100 Days of Selfies: Day 91 – 100

So we’ve come to the very last post in my selfie collection. I have to say that when I started this project I had no idea that this was going to end up being one of the most emotionally intense 3 months of my life so far. In some ways if I had have known that I might have chosen to do this at a different time or possibly not at all but in other ways I am grateful that I documented this time and I feel like later it will be good to look back and remember how I felt. I am still not quite ready to explain the source of my ups and downs but I promise that for those who don’t know it really will become clear very soon and that it continues to be a really good thing… just with some tough days. And for those who enjoy looking at me pulling all my many faces, there will still be selfies on Instagram, probably just not quite as many.  Read more…

100 Days of Selfies: Day 71 – 80

The last ten days have been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me for reasons that I need to keep under wraps for now. I am usually someone who is on an even keel and generally positive and upbeat so having less of a handle on my emotions that I normally would is proving a bit of a struggle which I think is pretty evident from the next round of pictures. All is well though and there is no need to worry about me.  Read more…

100 Days of Selfies: Day 61 – 70

This week’s selfies are a bit rough and ready. I had to give back the phone I was borrowing from my friend as my insurance finally replaced the phone I supposedly liquid damaged. The camera on this phone is just nowhere near as good as the other one was, which is making me a bit sad. Hopefully you will still be able to see what I have been getting up to.  Read more…

100 Days of Selfies: Day 51 – 60

The latest group of selfies once again has me pulling all kinds of faces. If I have learned one thing from this project it is definitely to embrace not always presenting a “perfect” face on the Internet and getting in touch with what an expressive person I am – something I discovered hasn’t gone unnoticed at work. In my new job teams get together once every two weeks to do a retrospective of how things have gone and how we can keep doing good things and work on things where we can do better. We do all kinds of crazy activities to tease out our feelings and I personally really look forward to retros. This week we drew ourselves as superheros and it turns out that my team really buzzes on my energy and enthusiasm. Fortunately for me they are so awesome that they make it super easy. Read more…

100 Days of Selfies: Day 41 – 50

The last ten days have been kind of tough for me. I hit my goal weight, which was really exciting but also really kind of unsettling. I think most people have a mental picture in their mind of what they look like and mine just doesn’t match my actual reflection anymore… which has made me feel kind of weird. I am sure it will pass soon enough but as you might see from this round of selfies, I have been a bit more introspective of late. Read more…

100 Days of Selfies: Day 31 – 40

So this round of selfies involves all sorts of hair shenanigans since I reached that awful stage of my haircut where I had lost control of my fringe and it had turned into a wedge of insanity. Fortunately there is a haircut near the end of the time period, which brings things neatly back to normality. Now on to the photos.

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100 Days of Selfies: Day 1 – 10

Some of you will remember I embarked on an Instagram project last year called 100 Days of Happiness where I took a photo a day for 100 days of something that made me happy (more here). This year I have decided to try something a little different. I enjoyed 100 Days of Happiness because it pushed me to look for at least one thing each day that lifted my mood. Mostly it wasn’t that challenging because I am generally a happy person but it definitely helped me to engage positively with the world around me. This time I am going introspective and want to spend 100 days capturing my moods, feelings and activities to get in touch with myself a bit more. Also I will be indulging my own vanity because I am essentially a pretty vain creature. Since my blog readers seemed to enjoy 100 Days of Happiness so much I now bring you 100 Days of Selfies in 10 day bursts.

Day 1

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