If you live alone like me and still have dress-up time during this quarantine (I happily put on makeup and shed the sweats for my weekly worship Zoom meetings and virtual ministry), selfies become a bit tiresome. Because all you largely do is selfie, quarantine or no.
Alas: I have a solution, dear Singleton. You probably know this stuff already, but sharing is caring.
- Get you a tripod. There are awesome options on Amazon. I got this one and love it immensely. It’s basically a selfie stick and a tripod in one. Best thing is you can either landscape or portrait the photos/videos. (Yes, I just turned those nouns into verbs.) The one I purchased also came with a Bluetooth remote, so you can snap away from wherever you like in your home. Just pair it up with your camera/smartphone.
- Set up the tripod/phone accordingly.
- Photo. shoot.
I did this last Thursday before my Zoom worship meeting and let me tell you. I loved it. And can I just say, as you will see below: patterns mean nothing when you’re at home and no one can see your bottom half. *wink* Check out my slideshow below.
I got that dazzling blouse from Amazon (are you shopping from Amazon yet? Because: amazing) and the skirt from my beloved Ross. The lipstick I’m wearing is a matte shade from Wet and Wild that I picked up during my Walmart essential item shopping trip last week.
In all seriousness: as a woman who loves dressing up and looking her best for herself, on a completely self-blooming level, the beginning of the lockdown wasn’t easy. Even with my weekly meetings, I felt like a total lump. Add my baby-steps fitness schedule and yeah, I was down and out. But in time, and in trying to seek the brighter side, these little things–photoshoots, dressing up for no reason, which I prescribe, as well–have made a difference. Do whatever you need to do to feel better, to smile brighter, and to not feel like a lump.
Tell me what you’ve been doing to creatively enhance your virtual life in the comments. Bon Monday.
5 Replies to “Singleton Photoshoots: The Quarantine Edition.”
A photo shoot is such a good idea to break up the monotony and give yourself a good reason to get cute. I had forgotten I could get cute after all this time in the house! Lolol
To creatively challenge myself I’ve been trying to read more, bought some books I’d been wanting to read. I’ve been trying to write more on my blog, and I started like an art commentary series on YouTube. But my problem is that once I do one thing I get bored and start looking for something else to do 🤦🏾♀️
Lol, it’s easy to forget that we can cute during this quarantine. A reading challenge is awesome! I’ve been doing a lot of reading and writing, as well. Love the art commentary series idea. Please share that; I’m a serious art lover.
Would love to hear what you’re reading! To see the art commentary I’m at @theartannotations on Instagram and The Art Annotations on YouTube!
Great! I’ll do a post about what I’ve been reading. 😊 But I try to have a book always on the ready. #seriousbookworm
I love it!