You know what...
I'm feeling very put-upon here. I haven't made fun of any of you guys.
It took me a long time to decide to show my mug, and I get grief for it.
Bandit, I hate that you feel this way. I thought your pic was wonderful (I especially loved your equine BFF!) and I'm grateful to see all the pics of those who have posted their photos.
For better or worse (see what I did there???), this is a community, our
community, and I'm touched to see all the lovely faces that make up our little island in the internet. It's a handsome bunch!
Heretofore, I've been too anxious, shy, insecure, self-hating, fearful, etc., etc., etc., to post a pic, but I'm inspired by you and others who have posted theirs, so I'm going to be brave and not listen to the nasty little voice in my head that tells me I am hideous and will be ridiculed for my ugliness (they're all gonna laugh at you!!!) and that I need to just get my fat ass up the bell-tower and scream sanctuary already!
This is not in any way easy for me and my heart is beating out of my chest right now, but I feel compelled to share because I'm a masochist I guess (I am
) and in a weird way I feel I am offering fellow feeling by doing this.
So here I am, slightly drawn upon (cuz it helps me feel less vulnerable and exposed and more cat-like! And also cuz mad drawing skillz!!) and no make-up (yay! maximum masochism!!)
So please be kind...I'm fragile, handle with care.