May 10, San Francisco, CA: Last year sometime, someone (I actually cannot remember who), asked me if I would take headshots for their online dating profile. If I didn't scoff aloud at the time, I'm sure I did in my head. But some of that disdain probably was meant to mask intimidation. Insecurity. Shooting people is hard. And I was scared. I still think it might seem cheesy, corny, contrived, or any number of other undesirable things, but I really might need to start giving it a shot.
I had a great day out. I was talking to a friend about how after a few months of being as open as I think I can, I now have a need to share. I can't say how much that has done for my relationship. Journaling, paired with that need to share, is sometimes exactly what I need to force me to make sure that I am talking things out fully with my girlfriend. I still look forward to the time when journaling will never be a motivator that it can be at times, but like everything, its a process. For now, I can remember how I might have handled things a year ago and be very happy about the changes.
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