I don't change easily. Chalk it up to my Taurus tendencies, my shyness, my social anxiety. Whatever reason, change is hard. I've had my avatar icon since November 2010. A year and three months. I felt it was time to change, but I will admit to some anxiety in the process.
First off, let's not kid ourselves. I'm not a portrait photographer and certainly no where in the league of Slight Clutter who took my last photograph. Also I'm not comfortable with the subject matter (i.e. me!). Depending on my mood in April I may take a new portrait for my 40th birthday. But for now, a new face.