IT'S JUST A PHOTO, STUPID!!!
As many of you have noticed, I have updated my photo on my profile here at AR and by the looks of it--I waited too long!
I can't explain why, but updating my profile picture was one of the more difficult things I have had to do as an adult. It took me a total of 3 years to get another photo taken that reflects me today and then it took me weeks to get the nerve up to actually use it and delete the older photo...
Why is that??? What made it so difficult to make the change? Is it that I became so accustomed to that old photo that I thought that it WAS me? I am stumped and a little embarrassed that I went through all that ---over a stupid photo!
"It's Just A Photo Stupid!"...rings in my ears, especially after reading the comments on my last post where some of my AR Member friends gave me the ole' raspberry: Lenn says "Who are you and what have you done with Paula Hathaway?" ....which put me in spasms of laughter---(She must have a sense of what I went through!)....and Margaret Goss says: "A whole new you !" and Anna Banana says: "Like your new photo--very cool!"
Now these are all very nice comments on the new photo I put up and I love that they were so supportive--I felt good about finally having done it---but I question why the comments? Is it that different than my old one?...do I look like an old lady now? Did I look ridiculous before with my helmet hair??? Oh No! I can't stand it when I make a change that takes real back bone to face the music!
I am wondering how many other members go through that anguish....Is it just me?....a personality flaw that is so rare that mental health authorities have no way of treating it---they are just as stumped just as I am!
I do recall a time when I was 4 or 5 and my Uncle Don came to our house with his brand new camera--"I'm going to take a snap-shot; everybody line up!"....and I ran like the dickens to hide. I thought he was going to shoot us!!!
No, that was too long ago!
Now I have done it; I took the steps required to get a new profile picture up on AR and all my other profiles, and I am looking at the older photo, I really wonder why I let it slide for so long---I think I learned something valuable with this experience:
IT'S JUST A PHOTO, STUPID!!!" :)