It was a milestone birthday, meaning it ended in a "0" or "5".
Five years ago, I took some photos on my birthday.
I knew I wanted to to do it again this year.
Like many people, I've tended to be the one who takes the photos; I haven't been in a lot because of that.
About six or seven years ago, I took a class from Cathy Zielske called Encyclopedia of My Ordinary Life. It was based on the book Encyclopedia of An Ordinary Life. Our assignment prior to class was to take photos representative of each letter of the alphabet. We then wrote about something in our lives that began with each letter.
Oh, and one more photo. That would be of ourselves since this album was to be about "me".
Up to that point, I'd been captured in some family photos. However, with my digital camera, remote control, tripod and black velvet background, I was able to capture images of "me" at that point in my life.
Since then, I've done a few more photo shoots so that I have something to look back on in years to come (besides thousands of cat photos - lol).
And the Encyclopedia of My Ordinary Life? It was a fabulous class and project. I have a great scrapbook of photos and thoughts thanks to Cathy.
And my birthday this year? Wonderful. It is rare that I post photos of myself, but you know what? A birthday is special and so I'm sharing my little project today. If you are the one usually behind the camera, I wholeheartedly recommend you take some time for yourself and document your special day. And now, I'm turning up my Sinatra music and kicking up my heels for the remaining hours of my holiday/birthday/vacation days!