So maybe you'll never really think you look 100% awesome in a photo because you're an adult and a woman (thank you media) but it is possible to have a photo you're proud to share. This is the first article in a series called "How to Look Great in Any Photo: Pointer #1 Happy Thoughts." I learned this lesson recently while taking a self portrait.
Self portraits are hard. And not just because you have to run back and forth to the camera a million times. They're hard because photography is intended to capture what's there and unless you're an actor you feel ridiculous smiling at the wall. Ergo, you generally also look ridiculous.