The dreaded selfie. I fucking hate taking my own damn picture. It’s not even a confidence thing. I’m am truly awful at taking my own picture. If you follow me on social media, you can see why. I never can get the lighting right, never get the pose right, I’m always wearing the wrong clothes for it. And the worst part, if I smile I look like a moron. If I smirk, I look angry. If I don’t do anything, I look like I’m about to punch someone.
I fail at selfies.
Did you know there are roughly one million selfies taking every day? I take one every couple months. And it’s usually because I’m tagged in #stopdropandselfie.
On all of the accounts I follow on social media, there are endless amounts of selfies. I actually stopped following people because of it. Seeing endless pictures of themselves, I just couldn’t take it anymore. And instead of starting a Facebook war, like some people I know, I chose to just unfollow their feed.
After doing some Google research. I found this article. It links selfies to narcissism, psychopathy, machiavellianism, and self-objectification. I know crazy, right? If it’s online, it must be true! Next thing you know there will be an article on how if women lift heavy they’ll get huge. Totally teasing. This article is from Psychology Today. Which is one of my favorite sites to dig into and read all about how crazy I really am. Or other people.
Be sure to read the article. It’s a good read! In the meantime. Here’s a little glimpse of my attempts at selfies. I threw in a few I actually kind of liked, one being from snapchat.
The ones with Kairi in it, that's typically how they turn out. I want to take a nice picture and I get the goofy face.
Do you fail at selfies? Or unfollow people who take ridiculous amounts of them? If you do, I want to hear it! I seriously can’t be the only one.
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Kristy Kronas is a Certified Personal Trainer in the burbs of Chicago. She is a single parent and author with a children's book being published this fall! She has a passion for lifting, boxing, kayaking, and a hatred of running. Watch out for her new venture this September when she launches a daily podcast called the 'Daily Donut.' If you have any questions, comments, or just want to say hi, shoot her an email!