I know I might get a bunch of haters after I write this post.
But I’m doing this for all the selfie lovers out there. Myself included.
Cheers to you. Cheers to us.
Here’s my take on selfies and why I think taking them is absolutely awesome.
First, let’s face it. Before our cellphones with cameras, pretty much every picture we took was a posed straight on shot that was taken by someone at some kind of event. Right? No spontaneous fun to capture the moment. All posed, say CHEEEEEESE. So we do what our technology allows us to do. Which means take pictures of ourselves. And really, we can SEE what we look like for the first time, vs wait to develop pictures from a camera that are SO fake and SO posed that say CHEEEEEEEESE.
Second. If you take a selfie, chances are you like yourself enough to capture yourself on camera. How many people do you know who are like OH NO! NO PICTURES OF ME!!! Ya we all know them. But our selfie peeps, we don’t mind one bit. Why? We love ourselves enough to actually LOOK at ourselves.
Third. And this is a personal one for me. Maybe for once we finally see ourselves as beautiful. I’m “older” now and finally oh finally see myself as beautiful. Growing up I always felt like an ugly duckling. I didn’t feel like the boys that I knew from school ever were interested in me. Whoever did were people that were outside my school and bubble. I felt like I looked totally different because of my heritage and not attractive whatsoever. Really dorky. So growing older for me has meant loving myself more, feeling more “in my skin”, and seeing that I’m beautiful as I am. With my eyebrows. With my Greek nose. With my curves. So I’m happy to be at this place in my life. To love yourself is an amazing feeling!
Finally, happiness. Ok. Tell me this. How many people take selfies when they’re sad? When they’re depressed? When they’re pissed off? um…. nope. That ain’t happenin. Most people take selfies when they are feeling good. They’re HAPPY! And yes, tilting that camera makes us look even thinner, bring it on! Even MORE happy endorphins. HA!
Oh.. and if we have a good hair and makeup day? YES, even more worthy of a selfie to capture that goodness! Ladies, you know what I’m talking about!
And I don’t feel so bad and guilty about this. We ALL know the celebs do this. This was quite entertaining. Recently, Shakira told her boyfriend to pull over for a selfie moment. He captured it on video and it ended up on instagram. Too cute!
“The singer’s boyfriend Gerard Piqué recorded the video of her taking several pictures outside of their car. “She’s trying to take a photo, I’ve been here for half an hour already in the car waiting as she takes a picture,” the soccer star said as he narrated the video. He went on hilariously commenting on her posing style for the selfie…until Shakira noticed. She walked over to the window and said, “Don’t make fun of me,” and then laughed it off. ” – E! News
What I’m saying is this. BRING on the selfies. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. We’re happy. We’re feeling good, loving ourselves, and loving life.
So here are a few selfies… I wasn’t going to write this post without sharing a few selfies with you, you know that, right?
Like Shakira, a few of mine might end up on Instagram. If you want to follow me there and my selfies don’t bother you, head on over!
Now.. show me your selfie! (wink!)