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About Self Portraits, Photography and a Pink b5media Shirt


Pink b5media Girl

It has been a while since I last took and shared a self portrait. Even though I received some really great feedback regarding my self portrait photography a few months ago, it hasn't felt right to start it all up again since I left the 365 Days project (around the time my dad passed away). And, some folks have been asking if I'll ever try it again.

Well, when I received my pink b5media shirt a couple of months ago, a few people requested for a photo. So, even though I wasn't really up for a self-portrait session just yet, I took a couple of shots last June. But then, I kept postponing the sharing bit. Not sure why. I guess, it just felt weird.

But, life can sometimes be about overcoming one weirdness after another. So, here I am, sharing another self portrait. Never mind that it's actually one that I took almost 2 months ago.

Does this mean I'm getting ready to start self portraiture once again? I'm not sure yet. Definitely not ready to start 365 once again. I don't know if I ever will.

But, I do miss taking photos. I mean, not just the snapshot stuff that I've been doing since letting go of the 365 projects that I started early this year. You see, lately, all the camera action that my D40x has seen are art/craft projects and family snapshots. They're good to have, of course. But, I don't even take many of those photos either. So, yeah, my beloved camera is feeling a neglected.

And, well... Somehow, I just want to get back to documenting life once again through photography. No full blown projects. Just the simple stuff. And maybe - just maybe - a self portrait or two again.

P.S. - Yes, I *love* my pink b5 shirt. So pleased that we've got girly schwag shirts. Really love the designs of the last batch of shirts.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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