- Why are you doing #LoveMe?
- A photo of you
- A word that describes you
- A person who loves you
- A note to the past you
- A note to the future you
- One thing that’s just for you
- Share a scar
- Share something beautiful
- Share a secret
- Share a smile
- Share a flaw
- Share a quote
- Share a fear you overcame
- Something you have done right
- Something you like about yourself
- Something that feeds your soul
- Something that feeds your brain
- Something you feel strongly about
- Something you love to wear
- Something you are proud of
- What makes you unique?
- What is your best feature?
- What makes you happy?
- What makes you laugh?
- What makes you feel beautiful?
- What have you accepted about yourself?
- What have you learned from doing #LoveMe these past twenty-eight days?
I like that this part of the challenge is one of the very first things we post about.
I hate them.
I never seem to look any good in them. Though it’s been long enough now for me to start wondering whether that’s because I already think that I’m going to look bad in the photos I’ll be in and so that projects onto the picture.
There’s also the possibility that it’s got something to do with a study I learned about last semester that showed that people generally think of themselves as 10% more attractive than they are. Depressing, right? You can see a summary news article here and the original study here. If you want to go down that particular rabbit hole that is.
Anyway, I was tossing up between the photos on my Instagram feed before deciding on this one:
I took this photo in the bathroom of a shopping centre. I had stopped in to buy groceries or something after work, when I happened to glance in the mirror. And I noticed that I liked what I saw. I think this was taken a few weeks after getting a steady job and being back at uni. I was happy with where my life was and I feel like that was reflected in my appearance.
I chose this photo to remind me of that moment. It was a powerful one, for me.