I asked a dear friend to take new headshots for me.
I needed them for my job search.
I leaned against the brick wall and crossed my arms, stressed about having to force a pose.
"That seems really natural," she said.
And it was.
You can learn a lot about someone by watching their body language.
In that moment, I chose to take my headshots as I was.
Telling myself, "It's going to be okay."
Sad and happy at the same time.
I didn't want photos that showed that everything was okay.
Because it wasn't.
I wanted photos that showed vulnerability, insecurity, and hope.