Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Photographic Trauma

Oh brother. Remember on Saturday I mentioned that I spent Friday night at a "Retro Prom" fundraiser for work? Well today we got the photos back.

I kind of wanted to cry at my desk.



It's not even the weight that particularly bothers me. (Although obviously that doesn't help.) I just feel so unattractive compared to most people. I mean, the second photo is the more flattering of the two, but I still look so awful in comparison to my beautiful colleagues. 

I can't even talk about the first photo. 

Sometimes I want to apologize to people just for having to look at me. I want to say, "I'm sorry for this." 

That probably sounds horrible. It probably IS horrible. I don't really know what to do about it though. 

Relatedly, I seriously can't wait until my hair grows out. Everyone says short hair suits me but I beg to differ. 

5 comments:

  1. Andrea - I had no idea that you were blogging again. Love your layout, it's gorgeous! :)

    Now, about all that negative self talk... STOP!!! I know how difficult that can be, but honestly all it does is bring you down and you are so much better than that. *hugs*

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  2. funny (odd) that you say that about your short hair. I just started reading the new blog and saw a picture in one of your more recent posts, my first thought was "I love her in short hair". By the way you look stunning in that shade of pink!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I have such mixed feelings about the short hair -- I get SO many compliments on it, way more than I ever did with any other hairstyle -- yet I personally have never seen a photo where I liked it that much on me. I dunno!

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  3. This helps me when I feel like that. I try to look at it regularly to try to change my perception of what is beautiful? http://curveappeal.tumblr.com/

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    1. Thank you for that! What an awesome tumblr. Yay hot curvy ladies!

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