It’s true. No one is youer than you. Dr. Seuss said it. It must be true. All rhyming and joking aside, he’s right. We are unique and have amazing stories to tell about our lives. Yet for most of us memory keepers, we have become chroniclers of the lives of our children or other loved ones, and our stories, even the smallest ones, remain untold. Our faces are often not even showing up in our albums because we’re the ones holding the camera, and we’re certainly not turning it around to take a selfie. Heaven forbid someone think that we’re vain or more interested in ourselves than our loved ones! The rules for this challenge: 1. Take a photo of yourself – a selfie - and you must be the only person in the photo. Your selfie photo needs to be a new photo. You may take your photo using a mirror or other reflective surface. You may use filters, even very artistic or fun ones like you find in Snapchat, but I must be able to see two eyes, a nose, and a mouth (even if the nose or eyes belong to a Snapchat filter animal). Your eyes may be open or closed. You may be smiling or solemn. You may include other photos on your layout besides your selfie and those extra photos may include other people. 2. Write a story about yourself to go with this photo. You must write at a minimum 50 words. Provide your word count in your credits. Use wordcounter.net to count your words easily: https://wordcounter.net/ Should you find you need guidance with taking selfie or starting a story, I've shared some tips and other information to help you that you can view in the second post below! Here's my layout: FINAL REMINDERS: You should have one selfie (of just yourself) on your layout along with at a minimum 50 words that tell a story about yourself. Since this is a JOURNALING CHALLENGE, in addition to having at a minimum 50 words: Your journaling should be in complete sentences to qualify as complete. Word art will not qualify toward your word count. You cannot use the same word over and over. You cannot use the same sentence over and over again. Journaling challenges are meant for telling stories; if your journaling is sensitive or personal, please message me or Julie (mrs2a50) directly to discuss. Your journaling should be legible and readable. If your page is not in English, we ask that you translate your journaling to English and post the translation in your gallery credits. If your journaling has been distressed or your font is too small to read, you should post your journaling in your gallery credits. Again, if your journaling is sensitive and/or personal, please message me or Julie directly to discuss. Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: 1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). 2. Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. 3. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). I’m so looking forward to seeing all your beautiful faces and reading your stories!