Okay, these aren’t selfies. May was busy and full of other people and the photos I took weren’t of myself. The photos I took were of my people. Instead, the photos in this post are photos that my people took of me.
I’m sure a year-long series of self-portraits (number 37 on my list of 52 Things in 52 Weeks) seems a little bit vain to some of you, and it is in some ways. But then again, so is keeping a blog and telling people all about my life even though they didn’t ask.
Here’s the thing: this year is a big year for me. My first calendar year as a “real adult”, out of school, paying rent, waking up at 6 AM with or without an alarm. It’s a year I want to remember and a year during which I’m sure I will change. That’s what these photos are for — they’re to help me remember.
So this month, it’s important for me to remember the way I looked with my sister behind the camera. Or with my boyfriend behind the camera. Or with the kind stranger on the beach behind the camera.