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Taking a Stand || My Faces

I’m a very expressive person. I don’t keep my emotions well, because, well, I just can’t. If I’m sad my face gets all squished up and my nose gets red, if I’m happy my eyebrows, cheeks, and forehead respond as well as my mouth, and when I am trying to keep a secret, my eyes widen like I’m trying to fit in the extra information. It’s a little insane. Here’s an example (push play):

I thought I was taking a picture, turned out to be video, and this is what my face thought was a good reaction. Oh well.

Here’s other prime examples of my face, in daily life…

Are you wondering why I’m featuring this? I mean, as fun as it is to make fun of Sarah-Marie’s peculiarity, there must be a point, right? Well, there is. Last night I went out with some girlfriends to go dancing downtown. It was a new experience for me, because I’m a stay at home kinda gal, and if I do go out it’s usually either highly adventurous (like a theme park) or very quaint (like a dinner and movie). There’s not much of an in-between. Well anyway, I went out, and in spite of my wedding ring, very hands-off attitude, and declines to every potential dance partner (I only have one dance partner, my amazing Jason), I still got hit on! I was shocked honestly, because it doesn’t happen to me normally. I don’t run into guys on a day to day basis that suddenly decide to hit on me, and I like it that way. So it made me think a bit, and I realized that the attention that I got was fully superficial, coming from people who don’t know me from Eve, based solely on my looks (or amazing dancing abilities…not). If that’s true, then it’s really not anything more than a shallow meet and greet.

So here’s my stand: I’m a lot more than the way I look, and I only want to be liked/loved for my personality, so I’m going for broke and posting an image of me without makeup, no fancy clothes (actually I was wearing PJs when I took it) and with my hair just normal. I know it doesn’t really prove anything, but I want to be seen for how I really am, even if it’s just for this blog. Maybe I’d go without makeup more often, but nowadays it just isn’t viewed as professional to be fresh faced, and I’m nothing if not professional! Here it is, me the way God made me, all natural:

Freckles, blemishes and uneven skin, lip color that bleeds, a perpetually red nose, etc. But perfect in God's eyes!

Thanks for reading! I hope my transparency comes across the way I intended.

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