From getting off the Live Original Tour, to getting married, to moving 7 1/2 hours away, life has been moving so fast for me lately. With all of these very exciting things going on its been hard for me to even keep up with social media to try to document it all. I’ve thought a lot to myself that I need to do better, I need to be more involved on social media, I need to post better pictures, if I do something cool I HAVE to post it on social media. And that’s when I realized that I didn’t.
Once your experiences become more about getting the best picture rather than the actual experience and the people you are with then it becomes a problem. That pressure of making sure you document everything just for social media is not okay and it’s really sad to me that that’s what our lives have boiled down to. We base how great our lives are on the pictures we take and share with the world.
I have struggled with this too. It’s hard whenever you know you can post something that looks cool and you know you’ll get a lot of feedback. But I think that it all goes back to your intentions of it. When you begin to think way to much about it, it stops being fun and you lose the point. So I started to think…what is my purpose for going to the zoo, baking a cake, playing a game with my husband? Is it because I think it’ll be cool to do, so that I can take lots of pictures and post on Instagram? And sadly if I’m honest sometimes the answer is yes. What helped me stop doing this was to not even think about it on a day-to-day basis. If I wanted to take a bunch of pictures and share them to social media, then I would. If I didn’t think about taking a picture until after my awesome day was over then that’s okay too because that means that I was just having way too much fun to even think about it!
Live in the moment and don’t be thinking about social media or even trying to get the best picture possible. That is not what life is about. Pictures are a wonderful thing are so amazing to have so that you can look back on to remember that moment but don’t make your experience all about your picture. If you do then you end up looking back on the picture and there’s no experience to remember.