This millennial generation lives recording their life through social media.
Whether it be a picture, a blog, or even a random Facebook post about how the weather is outside.
I love sharing my blogs and my own random posts, and in the past several months I started following some fellow “Mom Bloggers”. I felt inspired when I read their blogs, all about busy mom life. I saw how fun this whole “mom blogging” thing can be.
I loved looking through their beautiful posts where they chronicle their life in their instagram photos or a thoughtful blog and I thought
“This is something I would love to do!”,
I love taking pictures and enjoy sharing my life so why not give it a try.
As soon as I started posting a few months ago, I felt the need to post only the best picture or the perfect blog, or post nothing at all. I began to post less and less, unless it was a full on blog, the lighting was good in the pictures, both kids were smiling and every hair was in place.
I also realized I didn’t have time to take pictures of everything we do. I wanted to enjoy the moment and that can very difficult when you are trying to make everything “post perfect”.
As I looked through some of my favorite Mom blogger’s posts, and my own, I realized something….there is such a push to be perfect that we can easily lose sight of why we are blogging in the first place. Where is the fun in it if you are taking more time perfecting everything than just living and enjoying it?
I’m not perfect and guess what? That is fine!
It is okay to post that fuzzy picture because you love it.
And yes, I know my kid’s shirt has leftover pieces of lunch on it and yes, they are still in their PJs because, that is life.
It’s not perfect, and I don’t want to pretend it is.
I want my posts to be more of a scrapbook. Where years from now I can look and see how our life was, how much we have changed and grown.
Where I can remember and cherish those moments.
I want to strive for perfection without obsessing over it.
My children aren’t models, nor is how we live. My life isn’t perfect, bright and always smiles.
And that is perfectly okay.
I don’t ever want to come to the place where I feel miserable that I am unable to get the “picture perfect” post while trying to achieve “perfection”.
I suppose one of the downfalls with our generation posting and sharing everything is the worry of what others think.
It’s not a matter of being insecure, we all do it.
We all want to feel accepted by our peers.
I don’t think that is something we grow out of, just something we become used to.
As much as I want to look back in years to come and see how beautiful and perfect every picture and post was, I’d rather see the real thing.