I haven’t taken as many pictures of myself as I used to. Isn’t that odd? Maybe it isn’t. My friend thought I was being a little conceited every time I got dressed up, and I would take several pictures of myself, admiring the transformation from drab to glam. It was intoxicating! I wanted to document this change to prove to myself that I really did look that good.
Okay, that’s coming out a little conceited.
I don’t think I’m alone. On all the blogs I follows, forums I visit, social media sites where others like me post, I see countless examples of other crossdressers posting pictures of themselves, seeking validation that maybe they kind of pass. I know I’m guilty of that. I’m also guilty of enjoying the compliments I receive.
Lately, however, I have not taken as many pictures. I click a couple, but I don’t sit and pose, trying to find the best picture. I don’t dress to validate myself. I dress because it feels right. I dress to be me, and that’s enough.
So there aren’t as many pictures of me to post. I don’t feel the need to document every time I put on a dress. I’m able to enjoy my time now, sit back, and glory in my femininity. It’s nice. I still enjoy being complimented, so I suppose I’m not going to stop taking pictures all together. I mean, years from now, I’m going to want to see what I looked like. I owe it to myself, after all. I’m just a little more discerning.
Stefani, Thanks for the new pics. They are always a treat. You look much better than you think. Have you gotten your car back in shape? Let me know when you are coming back to Dallas. Maybe we can meet for coffee.
We in Dallas are still very sad. Especially those of us that were here for the tragedy back in November, 1963.
Sometimes it’s as much about reassurance as it is about conceit or seeking validation. (I’m guilty of that too. Join the club).
LikeLiked by 1 person
i’m obviously still not out of the shutterbug phase. 🙂 hopefully once i get more time to dress, i won’t feel the need to document everything and seek that validation. but then again, pictures are fun…
LikeLiked by 1 person
I still take pictures, but not as many.