Muscle Memory

Asha’s instant camera was within easy reach. So out of curiosity, I took a selfie to see what my face looks like to others when I am not smiling or talking.

I have to say that I was a little bit surprised at how mad I look. Do I have RBF?

Resting Bitch Face.

Yes, I think I do. Did the stress of adulthood bring this on? I can’t say I am a fan.

So then I smiled every so gently by moving my lips and cheeks by a millimeter or two, and took another selfie.

I like this one much better. I have decided to make a conscious effort to hold this “pose” and re-train my facial muscles to keep that miniscule tug of lips and cheeks so that I don’t look annoyed all the time. I think it’s necessary for the sake of whoever is looking at me.

Here is the difference side-by-side.

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