Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Stockholming myself - Day 8

A little frustrated this morning, as I wasn't able to add my previous Stockholming link properly, I think. Grr! Some of my comments (on other sites) also seem to have disappeared, which is a bit of a pain. So I haven't been ignoring y'all, and I haven't broken my Stockholming run, promise! I've broken my one-week barrier, which is a pretty good feeling.

Also, winter appeared to have arrived, both early and incorrectly, 'cos dammit, I live in Johannesburg, not bloody Cape Town! I do NOT appreciate cold, misty, drizzly days during my winter. I left Cape Town specifically because of the wet winters - the sun should be shining even while it's icy cold, or all is wrong with the world. Of course, I haven't actually experienced snow before, so I can't say FOR CERTAIN what kind of winter I'd really enjoy. But I digress.

I know the colours are off in this pic (as in most), but I always worry, when I wear my orange and black combos, that I look like a Halloween caricature. Not that many of the people with whom I work would notice. Oh, the silly things that worry us!

I've been thinking about whether I am actually using this project to improve my feelings about having a pic taken. When I'm with certain people, like at a Sunshine party, I have no problem leaping in front of the (timer) camera; we often take up to 300 pics in a night. Very importantly, however, those pics are only for the viewing pleasure of people who have attended one of these debauched sessions; I had a not-so-minor meltdown when Moosquared posted her favourite one of me on Facebook. I'll also smile politely at more formal occasions or work functions at which I'm not the official photographer, and I don't mind being photographed at weddings or something that's going to involve a commemorative album. So what is my problem, exactly?

Yeah, no answer here, not yet at any rate. 

As for TJ's question about when I'll stop - I really don't know, at this point. I don't have a specific goal in mind, so I can't say that when I've cleared out my wardrobe, or lost x kilograms, or dropped two sizes, or whatever, I'll stop. It's a little tricky for me to post every day, so that may affect my Stockholming run. When I find out: I'll let you know! 

Now I'm off to try and add my link and see if I can visit and comment on other entries (again; wish me luck. 

Temerity Jane is running the Stockholming Myself project and I figured, why not join? I hate having photos taken, so maybe this will force me to get rid of the rictus grin and lack of eye contact. TJ says: It's looking at yourself every single day until you like what you see – either through change or through acceptance. Go check out TJ's Stockholming page and visit the other players!

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