Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Do You Have...

..... a good picture of yourself...all by yourself? I don't mean a halfway decent one...I mean a picture that you really like of yourself.   A picture that you're not saying..."uugh, my hair needs to be done"..or.."I look so fat in that one"...or.."look at my wrinkles!" I had to go back to 2005 to find this one.  I think we all need a good picture of ourselves. Maybe so we can look back and say..."See...the kids didn't wear me out completely...I still looked pretty good!"

I love our family photos...and pictures of me with the kids. But, when I look at a picture of just me..I think about just me for a minute. Not me as a mom..or me as a wife, friend, sister or daughter. Don't get me wrong...I love being all of those things...and being all of those things make me who I am...right now.  But if a stranger looked at this picture they'd see a woman in her 30's at the beach. That's it. No kids, no husband...just her. 

Every woman should have a picture of herself...alone..looking good.

* You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your own souls doing. ~ Marie Stopes


  1. Your post really has me thinking....can't think of a picture of just me in the last 7yrs! I'm usually the one taking the pictures or I'm in a picture with my son or husband. I've never liked looking at pictures of myself...and recently I've started noticing wrinkles! :(
    Your picture is beautiful!

  2. I love this post. Before I read it, I saw the picture of you and thought, "Dang, she looks great!" So it's true.
    I don't think I do have a picture of myself. Not something I've thought about. I may need to rectify that.

  3. You look so darling in that picture.
    We must all make it our goal to get that one good "just me" picture...let's just add it to our summer lists with a check box beside it.
    Have a great night!

  4. Oooh...I love love love that quote at the end of your post...needed to hear that today.

  5. I love this post
    I love this picture of you
    I love the quote at the end
    I love how you get me thinkin!!

  6. That is a fantastic picture of you.
    You look really happy.
    I have to think on this one...don't think I do have a picture of just me. I agree with Jen...get it on the summer list.
    And I agree with the quote.
    Enjoy the evening

  7. You continue to amaze me with your wonderful, thought provoking writing.

  8. Great post Pam...beautiful picture too! I have so many pictures that I can tell you exactly my emotions of the day...."bad hair," "miserable," or "fat day." Sadly most of the pics are at major events...I need more everyday moments. Thanks for the reminder!

  9. I love this picture too!! Tawny hair and skin,
    smiling like you know something we don't! lol!
    You're a beauty, inside and out!! xoxo

  10. Great picture, and NO I don't have a picture where I think "man I look pretty good?" I want to share one of my favorite quotes and I can't remember who said it but...

    "Beautiful young people are strokes of luck, but beautiful old people are works of art!"

    Warmly from Kansas~

  11. Can I borrow your picture? You always look so good!! I'm always pregnant or postpartum, LOL.

  12. Pam,
    I just love this post. Your writing is so wonderful. oxxo Gretchen

  13. Exactly feel the same...but I must say we are way to critical of ourselves.
    Pamela to me, you are just as beautiful today as you were in your thirties.
    You are a true beauty inside and out.
    love you...
    Diane, your TP sister.

  14. I found you from Jen's Ink Pen and her photo of herself. I am inspired! :) Thank you!

  15. Love this post! I have trouble finding pics of myself too! :) Great reminder!

    There's an award for you over on my blog. I love that I just found your blog!

  16. great post. found you through jen denton. :)