Well, just a few days ago I found out she has chosen me to be one of her lucky 20 women. I'm really excited, but I am also really nervous. This is soooo outside of my norm, but that is one of the reasons why I wanted to do it. I am going to be able to get my hair done, and she will have someone there to do my makeup, which I have never done before. I'm going to go find me a new outfit, which is always fun!
But before she takes any pictures at all I have some homework to do. She sends out paperwork filled with self improvement focused questions to anyone who signs up for a beauty session, and it is HARD! The first question was easy: List some of the things you don't like about your physical appearance. I had a pretty good list. Second question: List those things about yourself that you think are absolutely beautiful. Huh? I'm blank. I can list things I think are okay and kind of pretty, things that are nice about my personality, but absolutely beautiful? Not as easy. Then the next part is to list 5 statements starting with, "I am beautiful because:" Can you say it with me, "HARD"!
I have been thinking about these questions for the last few days, and a new perspective of myself is emerging. This is going to sound so corny, but I feel like a flower that has been waiting all winter to find it's way out of the ground and show it's unique splendor to the world. It's like the poem in the Dr. Seuss Birthday book:
Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive that is you-er than you!
Shout loud, "I am glad to be what I am!
Thank goodness I'm not just a clam or a ham
Or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam!
I am what I am! That's a great thing to be!
If I say so myself, HAPPY (EVERYDAY) TO ME!"
So my mini photo shoot is next Saturday, the 9th, and it's going to be fun?! No it really will be!! The best part is a good friend on mine was chosen to participate as well, so I will have here there to help me be brave.
Read more about Mandi and the big event at the Riverwoods next week on her blog:http://blog.nuttallphotography.com/.