There are a number of legitimate excuses for why I basically abandoned posting August Break photos a week in. One was that I was supposedly on vacation, at a cabin without internet. Another was that I was freaking out about finishing a school project and feeling resentful that I wasn’t able to just sleep in and read magazines like I had been wanting. An actual break, without a to do list. But it’s also not a coincidence that I dropped off the face when the day eight prompt was to post a selfie.
I don’t love getting my picture taken, as much as I want to feel differently. Lately I’ve been taking some selfies on my phone, but I always feel like kind of an idiot, a little more narcissistic than I’d like. Picking apart every little thing in a way that I almost never do when looking in the mirror. And, I have to say, trying to have access to the one mirror in the one bathroom in the cabin you’re sharing with many other people is more than a little awkward.
But here it is. A (highly edited) selfie. Quite possibly the most random of the bunch, but the one that seemed the most real, too. Lake hair and kinda sunburned nose.
A selfie. Day Eight of The August Break.
(photo by me, before I got kicked out of the bathroom)