I AM SESAME!
Many years ago, I was a quirky little girl trying to come up with a name for her first cat.
Sesame? Yes, Sesame is perfect.
More than a decade ago, I was a quirky little grown up trying to come up with a name for her first online account.
First pet and mother’s maiden name? Sesame and Ellis? Yes, Sesame Ellis is perfect.
Sesame Ellis became the outlet to be all the things that previously only those closest to me saw.
Sesame was funny and not shy.
Sesame tried new things.
Sesame rarely wore a drop of makeup and never worried about her hair.
Sesame had lots of fun.
Sesame did not care about being accepted for what other people thought.
The internet lets you be that side of yourself because you can’t hear anyone laughing at you online.
Over the years, writing and sharing photos online have built up my confidence.
I realized that I am Sesame.
I resolve to not let fear of what other people think hold me back.
I resolve to stop looking for those who are laughing at me.
I resolve to be that quirky person I am… All the time.
I resolve to keep running.
I resolve to keep taking photos of my life.
I resolve to stop trying to fit into old clothes that just make me feel bad.
I resolve to keep sharing so that someone else out there might relate.
I resolve to make even more new friends and strengthen the bonds with old ones.
I resolve to not let a moment of 2013 go to waste.
Join me in Project Life 365. If you have kids who want to participate, join them up too. Gemma is excited to play along and I am looking forward to doing this with her at my side! Don’t forget to Like the littleSIDEKLICK page on Facebook as we will be helping you help your kids learn how to take photos with you all year long! Stay up to date with all things kids and photography related there!
I have three of the Project Life 365 field guides to give away. Just leave me a note here in the comments that tells me what your “Sesame Ellis” is (first pet + mother’s maiden name) and who you resolve to be in 2013.
And when we meet, feel free to call me Sesame.