For instance- this past weekend?! One of the best! No concrete plans were made, no overly-scheduled calendar, just a lot of time for Jared and I to spend together. Friday was spent eating a delicious meal Jared whipped up when I got home from a late night at the office. It was spent lounging in sweatpants and catching up on Netflix. Saturday we ran errands, grabbed lunch where we pleased, threw a random crockpot meal together for dinner that turned out fabulous and had our friends over for a low-key game night. Sunday our church service was incredible -complete with a baby kangaroo appearance- and the rest of the day we lounged some more, took Sunday afternoon naps, Skyped with our parents…. it was PERFECT.
Now all those things I just shared?! Made up a perfect weekend for us. We haven't had that much quality down-time together in awhile, and it was nice. You know what else was nice about it? That I didn't take any pictures. My camera stayed in it's little home in the office. Sure, I could have taken pictures of our crockpot creation- but did I need to?? I could have snapped a few shots during our intense game of Monopoly- but was it necessary?? I have a blog and so it's tempting to constantly have a camera attached to your side, but think about what you're really capturing. Are the things you're taking pictures of honestly something you want to keep forever? Frame? Scrapbook? I think you'd say 'no' to a lot of them.
My mom posted this picture on Facebook about a month ago and I cracked up. I am definitely guilty!!! It was a nice reminder to just capture the things that matter in life.
So write for you, take photos for you. Know when it's important to be present and when you'll want those photos to last a lifetime.
And ps- trust me, this blog will still be filled with pictures galore of my life and all that comes with it… but I'm learning that it's okay to post every once in awhile with no pictures :)