There’s a photograph with this story that you’ll need to see, at 50odd.co.uk, if this is going to make sense to you.
I have a question and it is:
Do you have a recent photograph of you that you like? That shows you how you really are at the moment, and how you are comfortable being seen?
I ask this because the image of me with this story, which was taken by my friend Pete Zulu, is the image I have that makes me feel like this.
It just took me by surprise that’s all.
It reminded me that I am quite a private person.
A furry-faced, hat wearing guy that can be quite awkward. That likes being at home and sitting in the same chair doing the same things with the same people. And it’s dark and safe and enclosed.
Yes, that’s me.
The Other Me.
There is another me though.
The other me is Always Wear Red.
Because it has a purpose that I created.
It was born to ‘create confidence’.
Always Wear Red is making people feel like the bees knees because they know that what they’re wearing is fecking brilliant!
And I like the idea that these beautiful, likeable people are using their swagger and confidence to good effect.
I want to change people so that they can be – or remind them that they already are – amazing!
So I wonder why I am so drawn to this dark, quiet version of me in the picture? Perhaps its because I feel safe there.
And it will have something to do with the photographer of course. I think a lot of Peter.
So what about you?
Do you have a photograph of you that captures you authentically at this exact point of your life?
And if you don’t, what would it look like I wonder?