I was feeling particularly pretty the other day so I snapped a few quick photos in the bathroom mirror. I never originally intended to share them on here - they were simply a self esteem booster for me.
I think in general I have a pretty healthy body image. I know I an a few pounds heavier than I was when I started this blog, but I also know I'd rather eat ice-cream than be a size smaller so it balances out.
Photographing myself so often for this blog has really forced me to confront any issues I do have with my body. I think I'm not alone in the fact that I take loads of outfit photos, and only a handful of carefully scrutinised and edited pictures make it on here. Having taken so many I feel like I know every inch of myself, and I know which bits I like, and how to hide the bits I don't. Overall though I'm pretty happy with the person in the mirror.
However like everyone I have days when my hair won't behave, and my outfit just isn't quite right, and I feel unhappy with the way I look. And so, because I did feel pretty, I took some photos. Blogging has made capturing pretty things with my camera a natural part of my life, and sometimes that's food or a new dress, sometimes a shop window display or me.
I read the lovely Leia's post last week on blogging and body self-consciousness and I was fascinated by her thoughts, and the comments too. I think most people concluded that whether blogging had made them more self-conscious or not, it had made them look at themselves differently.
I think like anything blogging is what you make of it. I try to use my blog to capture all the good things in my life, so that I'll always remember them. And so when I feel good, I take a photo.