Mama OWL Blog: Just me... #TheGallery

Just me... #TheGallery

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

I've been struggling with the theme for this week's #TheGallery post. It is 'self portrait'. For a woman who actively avoids the camera at every opportunity, choosing a photo to represent myself to actually SHOW people is very difficult.

I'm a lot of things to a lot of people. Mostly I'm a mum... But I'm also a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I get so caught up with daily life and things that need to be done that I often forget that I am also a woman, I am also just Julie. Just me.

I eventually chose a photograph that was taken when I was just being me. After my heart scare last year I went away for a week with my best friend to rest & recharge, leaving the Mister in charge at home. K and I had the most amazing time and I came home feeling like a new woman. It was exactly what I needed.

So here I am. Lots of things to lots of people, but here just being me.


I have linked up this post with #TheGallery at The Sticky Fingers Blog.

26 comments:

  1. Sometimes we need to just be ourselves for a while. Gorgeous photo.

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  2. Gorgeous photo - you look so relaxed and beautiful!

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  3. What a beautiful picture. Nice to remember sometimes you are yourself!

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  4. Gorgeous photo, you look really chilled x

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  5. this is a lovely post and a really beautiful photo :-)

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  6. Ahhhh a bit of relaxing me time - gorgeous!

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  7. Did you set a self-timer on this, or did your friend take it? Regardless, it is GORGEOUS and I never would imagine you are a Mum to five children. So sorry to hear of your heart scare, but glad you enjoyed some time to be 'you' (sounds like you very much deserve so much of that x).

    You look sassy, gorgeous, chilled and very beautiful x

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  8. Isn't it wonderful to 'just be me' sometimes! *sigh

    Mollyxxx

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  9. It's nice to see all of you.You look so different to your profile photo.

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  10. Beautiful picture, you look very relaxed there xx

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  11. So pretty. My name is Julie too!

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  12. Beautiful photo! You do look very relaxed!! Xx

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  13. That's a wonderful of a beautiful woman xx

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  14. You look very relaxed and happy :)

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  15. Lovely post, and lovely pic :) xx

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  16. Lovely post and a very lovely picture of you x

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  17. Lovely picture, it's easy to forget who 'me' is sometimes eh?

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  18. You look very relaxed and you! Lovely pic.

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  19. You look very 'cool' in this photo, like you're just taking life in your stride.

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  20. Your friend sound spectacular and seems to be an excellent photographer too. P.s Lovely pic Chum, and so many happy memories :-) xx

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  21. Beautiful picture you look so relaxed..

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  22. and how fabulous you look. Mich x

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  23. Love your thinking behind this post. I had no self confidence back in my 20s/early 30s and now I look back and totally regret not appearing in more photos. Never good to regret stuff like that :-)

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