I Believe in Myself

in #ctplast year

A dare, I love a dare!

Bradley Arrow @bradleyarrow has a challenge for all of us to meet. He wants us to get stickered "I Believe in Myself" and selfied same. OK, I get that, just that I have only a cheap phone so I will do the best I can.

Recently, Mary and I were sharing an early Christmas luncheon meal with our fellow health club members, at the Grand Hotel on Courtenay Place, Wellington CBD. I took the opportunity to flash a selfie using the mirror in the gents:


Hey, that worked well, not! OK, with the phone I am currently using, selfies are a serious no-no. I like that flash though, and the surrounding darkness. Bradley wants us to have some fun, so let's play around with that image a tad.

I'm using the default photo editor application that came with our new PC, Microsoft Paint 3D. Although there are better applications available, I'm using the one that I have already installed. No excuses folks, for not having the best tools; just go with what you've got!

So, let's add a face we can see, and of course that sticker. How about this edited image:


Hmmm, I don't know if that's any better. Anyway, that'll do for now. I am reminded of General George Patton's classic saying, "A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week ". Source: https://www.brainyquote.com/lists/authors/top-10-george-s-patton-quotes.

Hey Bradley, here's my entry for the "selfie" stickered in belief. I'm hoping you will approve, and that you'll be generous with your e-wallet, eh. Of course, there's always room for improvement, and that's why...

I believe in myself.

Ian Ballantine
Wellington, New Zealand
December 30, 2019.

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Great :) And 100 CTP tokens just sent to you :) I am so pleased I got a few people into it :)


Thanks for your initiative Bradley, you have made many fellow steemians and CTPers very happy; and, of course, some of us a little bit richer!

You made me laugh @ianballantine with both of the photos and the story... lol... But, the effort is there and that's the most important! :)

Thanks Zoltan, I got from you the intended result, funtime! Btw, that pic was deliberately unperfected, like me. What you see is what you get, wysiwyg'd into form, warts and all.

It looks like you had fun with this post and it made a good laugh thanks for sharing

Thanks Howy, oftentimes we take life why too seriously. Add a ton of laughter, live longer, come out and whiff the Steem!