Don’t Get Distracted – Document Your Moments
Document your moments.
Do you ever get sick of hearing people tell you what you should or should not do? Well, I do. Honestly, it is the very reason why I am so independent now. I remember when I was in high school and I wanted to get a cell phone. This was way before the iPhone craze. I wanted a purple woodgrain Nokia and my dad said no.
Realizing that he said no because I didn’t have a job and there was no way he was going to pay for it, I came up with a master plan. I decided to get a job — well, actually 3 jobs — so that I could afford to pay for the phone and the monthly bills. However, I didn’t consider needing an adult because I was too young to sign a contract.
Lucky for me, my uncle agreed to sign for it and I paid him the money. When my dad found out about my little secret, he was not so happy. But I am sharing this because it is the main reason why I struggle with asking someone else about things that I want to do.
When I found out I was pregnant with our surprise baby No. 3, I knew that I wanted to hire a professional photographer to come to the hospital to document the moment. I did all the research and sent numerous emails and messages back and forth to photographers until I found the one I wanted to hire.
Mind you, it is not cheap.
However, it was more about documenting the moment than the monetary part. Although everyone will not always understand why you do what you do, just know that it’s OK. The key is to not let them discourage you just because they don’t understand your vision.
It’s funny because my husband and I are total opposites when it comes to things like this. He is more about living in the moment. However, when the time comes to reflect on special moments via pictures or videos, he looks to me for that.
So, although we weren’t on the same page about the photographer for Baby E, he asked me about the photos a few weeks later.
Absolutely no one:
Husbae: “Did you get the pictures back yet? We need to download and print them so we can hang them in the house.”
Me: WAIT A MINUTE.
I just laughed. Without the photographer, we wouldn’t have these memories of the first moments of our family of five .
Document Your Moments
Therefore, although someone might not be on the same as you when it comes to capturing special moments in your life, just know that is out of your control. Sometimes people say, “Why are you taking so many selfies?”’ or “Why are you always on Instagram?”
One thing that I have learned over the years is you can’t force people to be interested in the things that make you happy. You are responsible for doing those things. So, even if someone doesn’t get why you want to hire a professional for certain things …
Cherish your moments … because you can never get them back. And never ever feel guilty about doing what you desire in order to capture those memories!
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