I’ve taken to doing a challenge each month. It started when I gave up interacting on social media for Lent. Then I gave up sugar for September. In October, there was the #OctoberLetters project, and in November I set myself the challenge of writing 500 words each day. As it happens, that one didn’t go entirely to plan, and I definitely had fewer days when I wrote, than those where I did.
For December, I thought I’d choose something a little more simple, what with it being Christmas this month and all… Though that’s not really the reason I chose to publish a selfie a day.
I have major self confidence issues, especially when it comes to my appearance. I have always felt inferior to others based on looks. I have always disliked the way I looked. I have never believed anyone who told me I was beautiful.
At the age of 33, I have acne. I have put on weight, and my chins are now plural. I don’t like my nose, and my ex used to tell me my eyes were wonky. I’m sick of feeling like that about something I can’t change (well, I can lose weight, but.. ya know). I don’t want to pass on this blanket refusal to accept how I look to S.
I take selfies most days, but am far too self critical to actually post them on social media. Instead I go through my phone later and delete them. I know there’s the whole cliche of people posting selfies all over social media, but to me this month is about learning to accept how I look, perhaps even to love my face.
So here is the plan: I will take a selfie each day, and post it to social media using the tag #DecemberSelfie. If anyone else wishes to join in, they should feel free to do so!