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365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 1-14

Ages ago I decided to try a 365 Days project where you take a photo a day for 365 days, and it didn’t last long.  Then in 2011 I tried it again and lasted over 100 days.  I’ve decided to try it again this year, but with a twist!  I may be insane but I’ve decided to try doing 365 Days of self portraits!

At first I was going to just try the ‘any old thing’ type of Project 365 but then after discussing the concept of doing self portraits with a few friends, one of them came up with a very good point.  I had mentioned that I didn’t think I had the confidence and didn’t like photos of myself enough to do it, and she pointed out that a self portrait project would help me with self-acceptance.  When she said that I realized she was right and decided to do it.

I would be so happy to completely the project this time, it’s my third attempt and while I don’t always have a lot of imagination for it, I like trying to come up with the ideas for it each day.  I have a bad tendency to give up on things and I would really like to see this through.

Each week I will upload the photos from the previous week.  This week I will be playing a bit of catch-up.  Here are the past two weeks of self portraits.

Project 365 - Day 1

Day 1: I think I have the most cuddly dog in the world.

Project 365 - Day 2

Day 2: A lot on my mind… the tea isn’t helping.

Project 365 - Day 3

Day 3: Hubby got me a wireless shutter release for my Sony A300 – I love it!

Project 365 - Day 4

Day 4: Even kisses can’t distract my husband from the new James Bond movie!

Project 365 - Day 5

Day 5: I’m a very sad elf… this is my last weekend with all my Christmas stuff. Oh well, only 353 days until next Christmas! … but who’s counting!?

Project 365 - Day 6

Day 6:

Me being very chuffed with myself today after climbing almost 500 steps to get to the top of Dom Tower in Utrecht, The Netherlands

There was a time when I never thought I could do something like that. After losing 140 lbs and challenging myself to do things like this, I’m learning that ANYTHING is possible! :) (There will be a blog post about this!)

Project 365 - Day 7

Day 7: Followed a recipe for sugar free blueberry jam that was quoted as making 5 jars of jam. This is what I got out of it. I don’t know what kind of crazyass miniature jars they were using!

Project 365 - Day 8

Day 8: Tammy – MOZZIE HUNTER!
The mild temperatures in the Netherlands have brought the return of the mosquito invasion to our house. The only sure fire way to catch those suckers is with the vacuum hose. They can’t out-fly that!

Project 365 - Day 9

Day 9: This is what my mood looks like today. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day!

Project 365 - Day 10

Day 10: Recharging on my balcony during a rare sunny moment this morning!  It was the first sunshine I’d seen in what feels like forever. I really am solar powered!

Project 365 - Day 11

Day 11: Waiting for my 1 year checkup at my WLS clinic!  (My 1 year is actually up on January 18th, there will be a blog post!)

Project 365 - Day 12

Day 12: Quicky phone shot before leaving for a party

Project 365 - Day 13

Day 13: Freezing my ass off waiting for the tram!

Project 365 - Day 14

Day 14: I really am going to fold the laundry, really… I swear.  Just after I finish this last page… or two.

About Tammy

A Canadian living in France with her Dutch hubby after 17 years in the Netherlands. A total TV and movie junkie who is never not knitting. She also enjoys other crafts, nail art, cuddling her dogs and general geekery. Otherwise just working on getting by and making a life for herself in her 'new' country.

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  1. This is a fantastic idea! Watch how creative you get! You look amazing already and this is a really good way of showing your willpower.

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