Don't Aplogize for Taking Pictures

I often hear people criticizing others for taking too many pictures or posting too often to social media.  Stop it!  Stop criticizing moms for being  proud of their kids.  Stop criticizing people for posting sweaty selfies.  Stop criticizing... period.

I refuse to apologize for posting pictures of my life. Each time I snap a picture or post a moment to Instagram and Facebook, I'm capturing a time that will soon be lost to me.  I'm fully aware that overposting can be obnoxious, so I consciously decide what I share and what I don't.  I get that posting more than 1-2 times a day is just complete oversaturation!

Here's the deal... today is Mother's Day.  I would love to post a picture of me with my mom. But the sad reality is that I can count on one hand the number of photos I have with her.    My mom didn't like having her picture taken and it wasn't something we did.  We lived in every moment and rarely captured these moments on film.  At the time, I didn't think anything of it.  But now that she's gone, I regret not taking more selfies with her or snapping candid shots of her with my kids.  

And here's another one... I don't have a single picture of my dad.  My memories of him are limited making pictures all that much more important.

So to all the picture snappers and social media posters, keep doing what you're doing.  Because one day you won't be here and your kids will be so grateful to be able to look back at all of the moments, big and small, and smile as they remember you doing your thing!

And to all the haters, feel free to unfollow!


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