I just had a unique to me experience. I had professional headshots taken. I paid to have my hair and makeup done.
Which for a majority of women is no big deal, but if you’ve ever seen my videos on Facebook, you’ll notice I’m either bare-faced or wearing minimal makeup.
My hairdressing skills are combing it out or putting it in a ponytail.
So to have this experience of having my hair done and having more makeup put on me than I’ve ever had (plus eyelashes!) was disconcerting.
After the professional finished her magic, I took a look in the mirror and I could hardly believe it was me!
Who was this woman?
I felt older, I felt beautiful, I felt different.
It was an uncomfortable feeling. What I was seeing in the mirror was not what I was used to. It wasn’t bad, but it was so different than what I normally see.
If you’ve never had your photo professional taken, I urge you do it. Gloria Cambria of GTC Photography was my photographer and the experience was wonderful!
She checked in with me frequently and can I say, I hated my pictures. Not her style, or the lights, or anything, I hated my smile. I looked forced, uncomfortable because I was. I was so out of my element.
It is a true testament to her professionalism that she did manage to get some stunning (if I do say so myself) photos.
Okay, enough about me, the point of the blog is how you see yourself and what you do when you see yourself from another angle or from someone else’s point of view.
I feel like I’m a regular, somewhat goofy, woman.
I’ve been told I can be intimidating, which feel ridiculous me, but I have heard this from multiple people throughout the year.
The pictures, the pictures show a woman who is a professional, who you would be intimidated by.
I just need to reconcile who they are with who I think I am.
What feedback are you getting from others about who you are? Cold, withholding, sweet, goofy, intimidating, mean?
Do you agree? Can you open your mind and look at the situation dispassionately and see how others see you? Do you agree?
Do you want to change it?
The choice to change is up to you, but make the decision with all the proof and information you need.