(photos by Sean)On my birthday, Sean and I took a trip to Theta Pond at Oklahoma State University for a little photo taking. Early that morning, Sean surprised me with a disposable camera so I could take a few film photos of my day, and we brought along the digital camera, as well. I wore one of my favorite dresses, and my sweater was a birthday present from Sean. (I just love it so much. It's so warm and cozy!) We took quite a number of photos, so this is only part of them. I'll share the rest in another post soon.
I managed to conquer two of my small fears while snapping these photos. One, being in front of a camera. I truly am no good at having my photo taken. I freeze up and pose in an overly-awkward manner. I'm also not comfortable with my smile, so I end up with these odd half-smiles on my face. And two, being in front of a camera in public. Especially on a college campus, around others my age. I am one of the most nervous, socially-awkward people you'd probably ever meet, and even the thought of snapping photos in front of others makes my stomach do somersaults. But, I did it. I overcame two minor fears, and it made my birthday that much better.
We spent the rest of the day browsing thrift shops and a giant antique mall, then my parents took me out for a lovely birthday dinner. It was a wonderful, simple birthday.