Friends that make you go Mmm

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You insist, asking that I confidently be me
There’s a grace when I’m around you because I can just be

You see something in me, a quiet unmistakable buzz
By my side through the years though you didn’t know what that buzz was

Poem by Kemi Otaru aka The Task Mistress
Photo from Izusek of istockphotos.com

I am a selfie junkie: Top 10 selfies

It’s one of the greatest inventions of our time. I believe I invented it- I was just too embarrassed to tell anyone that I occasionally (frequently) take pictures of myself when I feel the need. I’m still embarrassed. If I wasn’t so disapproving of myself, I’d have been an embarrassed but famous – maybe even rich person. Who do they have down as inventing selfies??!

Anyway, here are my top 10 selfies taken over the past few years in no particular (putting it in order of “best” would be particularly vain and totally unlike me):

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What are your best selfies? Publish on your blog and leave a link in the comments so that I can check them out!

Day three: Why Am I Counting the Days?

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Killaloe, Ireland (photo taken by Kemi Otaru Oct 2014)

I’m on holiday in Ireland just now and I have to say my brain has kinda slowed down….in a good way, mostly. I don’t have my work mobile and I didn’t leave any pending projects which could make me hypertensive while I’m away. So I’m asking myself why I’m counting the days on my recent blog posts??! What’s with day one, day two etc. ? Don’t worry I’m not asking You, the Reader. I’m asking Me, the Writer.

Maybe I wanted to see how long I’d go before I stopped writing daily. Well, if it’s that then I’ll fail because I can’t write every day. Why? Well, I’m not on holiday everyday. Duh. I’m not competing this blog thing with anyone. I already did that in 2008.

To be honest, I think misunderstood the Blogging 201 instructions. If anyone actually understands how I get my junk started for real, please write in the comments.

So as a heads up, my next post will probably not be tomorrow but it won’t be long after. Also, I won’t be counting the days. That’s just stupid.

Day two: Do Photo Essays suck?

What are your views on photo essays as a blog strategy? Sometimes I think photographs are powerful if they just tell a story you don’t need to tell yourself? At the same time, my medical diagnosis is a Writing itch or twitch even. I feel like if I just post photos here, I’m just avoiding saying what I really think.

What do you guys think?

My happy little skeleton: Individualism in children

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My happy little skeleton

Last week at LegoLand, my daughter asked for her face to be painted. We stood in line and watched as each little girl stepped off the bench after being transformed to a princess or flowery fairy. When it finally came to our turn, my little 5-year old said, “Can I be a skeleton please, Mommy?” My jaw moved to talk her out of it but I’ve learned to let her be her amazing controversial self. I envy her individualism- all she needs is to know that Mommy & Daddy think she’s beautiful no matter what. There’s incredible pressure to fit in and even as adults, I think people still “screen out” folks that are not like us in one way or another. I’m proud of my daughter. As she starts primary school this week, I will continue to support her in being herself no matter what. I learn from her every day and I feel blessed to have her in my life.

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