These last few months I've started feeling overwhelmed when I'd sit down to do a post. I worry about offending people. I wonder if it's important. I stress over what others think. I spend more time focusing on the perfect picture then I would on documenting the fact that my daughter has been thriving at Sunday school or that my son got his drivers permit and how these things make me feel as their mother. Instead I chose not to post those moments but to stress myself to no end to go take pictures and post those moments instead...the perfect picture with few words. Now don't get me wrong...I adore photography! I'm passionate about it! But blogging for me is not to showcase my pictures. I blog to give my children a story when I can no longer tell it to them. I blog to savour the memories of special moments and the silly ones too. I want to get back to blogging for my family and my family alone.
So starting today there will be changes. And I am looking forward to it! I am not going to worry about what anyone thinks about me any longer, which is a goal of mine for 2012. I am not going to stress anymore if my pictures are perfect, because I am not a professional, just an over enthusiastic amateur. I am getting rid of the followers button because it's about who I'm following which are my children, not who's following me. I'm not going to worry if my posts are only six sentences long or three pages long, because if something happened that I don't want my kids to forget, I'm going to write it down as best as I can....for my kids.
Life is too short and there is too much between the dash that I want to make sure gets accomplished and someday I'll be gone but my children will be here to continue the story and I want them to know just how important, amazing, inspiring and what treasures my family is to me.