Face Value

I want to figure out a way to get my picture on my blog home page.  WordPress and I will do 50 rounds until I get it just the way I like it.  But I still feel like I am not accurately representing myself in my current photo.

The one I see on the top right.

I am not totally sure if ANYONE can see it. But I can see it, and it urks me.  I am at least 20lbs lighter and have long hair.  The picture is a good three years old.  Feels fraudulent.

I like to know what people look like, and I assume others do as well.  I think of it as a conversation, I am talking you are talking, we should know what we look like.

So. Without further ado, my most recent shot taken on Sunday.  I had blow dried my hair and actually applied some make up.  What!!!!!!

A picture had to be taken to monument the occasion.


The funny thing about this, I feel the same way about Facebook, so I posted it there.

Someone mentioned what a great glow I had.


I did that face glow thing you can do when you edit your pictures.  Not so I look angelic, but because my right eye (left eye in pic) looked green underneath.  Like I was recovering from my first night at Fight Club. Sorry  no one is supposed to talk about Fight Club. Forget I mentioned it.

The fix worked, so voila!

But then someone pointed out I was glowing, and it was called “Face Glow.”

This is the original picture.


A little shinier, and that weird green under eye thing.  I hope I am not a total fraud.

After typing all of this though, I realize I am probably vain and neurotic.  Ugh.  I hate self realizations.

(I also know this because I took like 20 selfies to get the best one.  I CAN’T be the only one that does this.)

Truth in blogging THIS is what I look like day in and day out since I stopped working.


Hair up, no make up, sunglasses firmly planted on head, same khaki shorts, easy peasy.

And the truth shall set you free.

So, this is the person behind this blog.  Hope it finds each and every one of you well.

As always,

Woman on Pause

8 thoughts on “Face Value

  1. hahaha \Women are vain! There I said it. But even worse is that we are overly critical of ourselves. All of the yous look great! I won’t tell you what I did to get a half-way okay picture of myself. Like I said: vain!

  2. here’s my question. everyone is all upset about the NSA tapping cellphones and the loss of privacy. but they all give all the info, pictures, profiles, names etc to facebook and google. why the double standard? or am i getting it all wrong?

    • You know, I think people don’t realize what they give up on social media. When they are faced with their info, what they gave up they are upset it is used or documented. Well, then don’t put your shit out there. #Just sayin. Anything beyond that is not cool and prying.

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