It’s no secret I love taking photographs… of anything and everything. I always have a camera on hand, whether it be my big clunky DSLR, a smaller point and shoot or simply my iPhone, always ready to capture those quickly passing memories.
I love having the forever keepsake of a photograph to record all those precious moments. Even more so now, as a mother, I can’t help wanting to capture every new habit, cheeky grin or that peaceful sleeping face. I want to be able to look back on all the moments, no matter how big or small, however it’s not entirely a good thing.
I am guilty of living my life through the lens of my camera so often, and not always living in the moment.
A constant fear of missing a milestone or missed opportunity to share a rare moment overcomes me at times. My need to share these memorable moments can be a little bit of an addiction also, wanting to share my joy with loved ones and friends.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to get down on the floor and play blocks with my daughter or cuddle my cats, and I am completely devoted to my family. However not without pausing for a moment to snap a picture in between those wonderful moments.
I am setting myself a goal to stop living every moment through a camera lens and actually be in the moment completely. Not every moment needs to be captured and shared. Some of them deserve to be remembered in the heart, because life is too short to miss seeing the world through my own eyes!