Best friends are also brutally honest with one another. Kind of like sisters.
Last year my best friend and I got in my car to go out, and I took out my iPhone to take a selfie.
"Lou," my best friend Suzanne said to me. "Don't do it. You take too many selfies! You don't need to. You're beautiful. Put the phone down."
Me: Silence. Blink. Blink. "Um, Suzanne? I do NOT take a lot of selfies! I hardly ever take selfies!"
Suzanne: "Give me your phone. Okay, here's a selfie. And another one. And this one. And here. And here's a selfie of your face with the caption "Having a great day at the beach!" You can't even see the beach. You take too many selfies, babe."
Me: "Oh, my God. I cannot believe this! I DO take too many selfies! I hate myself! I am so ashamed! I promise from now on, I will take fewer selfies! God, I'm awful. Okay, I'm totally stopping. Just after this one, because my hair looks good right now."
As the days and weeks and months went by, I did my best to take a lot less selfies. Although I still take some, I don't do it very often. Here's proof:
On Instragram, out of 10 pictures, only one is a selfie. Not bad, huh?
And now if I ever question posting a selfie online, I turn to my sister or best friend for advice.
Like today, when I texted my sister:
So I took her advice and didn't post the picture I wanted to. I put a picture of her and I from about eight years ago. A picture that was taken before selfies even existed.
It's all about self(ie) control, you guys.
Oh, and I found the perfect gift for my best friend, too. She loves it!