One Selfie A Day

“You only live YOUNG once, so take a selfie.” – Unknown

My first blog should probably be about me documenting an electrifying experience, one I have never experienced in my life. I hate to disappoint but this blog will not be about “that” experience. While I was working on getting my website up and ready to go, I realized a more problematic issue which needed my immediate attention. I was not able to find a single photo of myself to upload onto my website. If I were going to jump into 2018 hoping to document all the fun, new, exciting, and embarrassing stuff; I needed to become comfortable with taking selfies.

I sat at my desk, pulled up folders and looked through files and files of photos but not one of them included a picture of myself. I had hundreds-no exaggeration-of photos of my children, my family, my husband, even my rabbit and probably a few of myself but they weren’t photos of only me. How was I going to document my life if I had no single photo of myself? How was I going to document my life if I were not yet comfortable with looking into the camera and smiling for a selfie? So, I’ve decided the first challenge I will take on is to take one selfie a day for an entire month-the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I once read somewhere, “you only live YOUNG once, so take a selfie”. Although this quote resonated with me, I did not practice the saying. I was not confident enough, even today, to look into my camera, smile, and say cheese in my head while pressing the shutter release. For whatever strange and unknown reasons, I fear taking SELFIES!

I have decided I will overcome this fear and start documenting selfies. We definitely only live young once, therefore we need to take more selfies. One day when my children grow up, I want to be able to pull up the best looking selfie, look them in the eyes and say, “I was much cooler than you!”

First Selfie of 2018

Here is the first photo I took this year.  You can probably tell it is NOT a selfie and I cropped out my husband on the left side of the photo but I’m going to say, here’s the first selfie of the year! Before I go, I’d also like to encourage every one of you to take a selfie. If it isn’t one selfie a day, at least one selfie a month. You’d be surprised to be able to look back and see how much you’ve grown-not only mentally but physically. “You only live young once, so take [many selfies].”

With love,






2 Comments Add yours

  1. FofoFl'or says:

    i love this post xx


    1. thaolenda says:

      Thank you! 🙂


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