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could you do it?

When my lovely friend Jenni posted that she was participating in this 30 day photo challenge, I just had to jump on board too! I've been looking for one of these to take part in, so I will do my best to stay on top of it ;)

I may just post a few photos in one post though, depending on how far behind I get haha.


Here we go for Day 1! I actually took this a few days ago... does that count? Give me some slack, I'm just getting started ;)

Self Portrait


I always find that I can't ever take a decent picture if someone else is the one snapping the camera. I'm not sure why, but when I'm alone with the lens I'm just comfortable. Put a person behind it and my face does all kinds of weird things.

As I'm typing this, I keep glancing up at my self portrait. I'm pretty critical of myself sometimes. I see things in the photo that I would change and other things that make me self conscious. I wonder if other people see me the way I see myself.  Whether good or bad. I got to thinking the other night... how strange would it be to not see yourself for a long period of time, and then finally get a glance?  Would you think of yourself differently? Would you still see all of those things that you had become familiar with or would you start to see yourself in a different way?

I started throwing the idea around about doing an experiment.  What if I didn't look at myself in the mirror for a week? It be obviously be extremely hard to do, but could I do it? I'm quite tempted. Anyone care to join me in a little experiment?  Do you think YOU could do it?

xo Dana

17 comments:

  1. Strange the you would mention try not to look in a mirror for a week because my good friend Megan is about 3 weeks into her year of no mirror time. She's doing it as part of a documentary on the modern woman's body image, how cool is that? For the record, I think the self portrait looks lovely! But everyone is a little overly critical when it comes to themselves :)

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  2. Great self portrait! Good luck with the challenge, I look forward to seeing more pictures from you

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  3. This is just such a fun and fabulous idea! I think I would start but then forget to do things!! ;) Thanks for stopping by! Love your blog! What do you think of my leopard picks for fall!?!?

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  4. oh goodness, i don't think i could do it. i'm trying to break my habit of looking in every mirror i walk past, but i need to look in one to get ready in the morning. or i'd be a complete mess.

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  5. that is a very intriguing and tempting experiment... I may join you...

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  6. I do see these quite often. Maybe I will have to get on board!

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  7. I love the thirty day photo challenge, I think I may do that too! I would love to do the mirror challenge too, but it would be impossible for me to not look in the mirror when brushing/flossing. Good luck - can't wait to see how you do!

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  8. I am quite tempted to do that... I spend far too much time in front of the mirror criticizing.

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  9. Interesting idea... I would love to partake but I don't know if I could. I know I spend way too much time criticizing myself.. it's sad.

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  10. Whoa, I don't think I could go a day. I swear I'd wind up at work looking like a demon. I would have to go bare faced for the week because I'm one of those people that can't put chapstick on straight without looking.

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  11. i couldn't do it, and im not brave enough to even attempt it. so i salute you!

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  12. First. I love Jenni.

    Second. I love that you are doing this too!

    Now I have more excuses to stalk you...

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  13. You're sexy.

    :P

    And I could definitely not go a week without looking at myself in the mirror. Or probably even a day. I'm far too self-absorbed for that... haha. Just kidding.

    Actually, no. I'm pretty serious. ;)

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  14. I wanna do this challenge!! Is it too late?

    As for the mirror challenge I couldn't. In bootcamp we had to go without mirrors for long periods of time and lets just say food on the cheek is not cute to have hanging around for long....and thats not the gross stuff lol.

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  15. i admire the way you think!

    but if you dont look in the mirror, how do you tidy up yourself daily? x

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