Saturday, April 6, 2013

Be Your Own Beloved #21

Every day, I am taking a self-portrait in conjunction with Vivienne McMaster's Be Your Own Beloved e-course. Sometimes it takes me longer - like a week or more, but I'm dedicated to finishing this project!

Witchy Nerd Gets New Glasses

Today's assignment is to capture a photo that celebrates our individuality. This made me laugh with delight because this process of self-portrait-taking has really helped me connect with my unique voice. I have been laughing myself silly coming up with crazy scenarios to take pictures of and delighting in how strange and clownlike I can be. I used to be really embarrassed of how silly and strange I can get, but this process has taught me so much about loving myself at a deeper more authentic level.

I recently needed to get new glasses and I have been dreaming about getting cat's eye glasses again. I wore them for fun in my early 20's and then I never felt brave enough to do it again. Through my process of learning to embrace my quirky weirdness, I went ahead and got new, granny-style, cat's eye glasses. I love them! I love them so much, I actually can't stop taking pictures of myself wearing them! So when I read Vivienne's assignment for today, I knew exactly which picture I wanted to choose. "Witchy Nerd" has been my new, self-chosen moniker of late. It fits what I'm interested in right now and how I feel in my new glasses!


  1. Hello ~ I came across your site via Vivienne McMaster and her Be Your Own Beloved course. I was researching a little for an article I am writing. I blog too and write for an on-line publication called Cosmic Cowgirls Magazine. I love your self portraits and your thoughtful,intelligent and inspiring writing. Thank you for sharing stories from your journey.

    blessings ~ Michelle Fairchild

  2. Hi Michelle! Thanks for popping in! I really appreciate your kind words and it's always nice to know that folks are out there reading! xxooo