You are beautiful, you are amazing, and you deserve to have photos of you that you love. I can help you make that happen.
Some selfie moments are totally natural — hanging out with your besties on Friday night, chillin at the top of a mountain, getting ready for a night out, etc.
That being said, it can be a little bit awkward to decide that this is the exact right moment for a selfie and whip your camera out and start snapping away.
Enter Thursday3 — weekly selfie photo challenge.
I came up with Thursday3 for purely selfish reasons, when I noticed that I had a severe shortage of everyday me photos.
I had plenty of adventure photos, vacation photos, holiday photos — but I didn’t have photos of me and my everyday life, and those were the stories that I was really interested in telling at the time.
Is it important to you? Make it a priority.
I knew that I wanted more photos of myself.
Going forward it was important that I had more everyday me photos in my scrapbooks. To make this happen, taking selfies needed to become a priority for me.
The easiest way for me to prioritize things (especially new things) is by adding it to my schedule and making it a part of my routine.
I didn’t need to take a photo every single day. I wasn’t looking for an insane quantity of photos, but I did want several quality photos.
Taking a better-than-average photo of myself once a week seemed like a very do-able goal.
In addition, because these photos are going to be using these photos to document my everyday life, I added three right-now facts to accompany my picture.
One photo a week. Every Thursday.
For some things, I do best when I have friends to keep me accountable. I can sometimes fall into a little bit of a rut where I think that my life feels awkward and isn’t worth documenting.
The thing that helps me get out of that rut is reminding myself that if one of my friends were feeling that way, I would tell them: this is your life, every bit of it is worth documenting, even the parts that might feel awkward in the moment.
That’s why I post my Thursday3 selfie photo to Instagram and tag three friends — telling them that I want to see their faces and know their stories too.
How to Play Along:
Each Thursday on Instagram, share your weekly selfie photograph with our great community.
- Snap a photo of yourself.
- Add three right-now facts.
- Tag 3 friends to play along.
Use the hashtag #Thursday3 tag us @the_awesome_ladies_project & @rukristin if you play along, we always want to see your cute face!