What the heck am I doing? Part 1. / by Savannah Boyd

I am sure you have noticed a trend that I seem to save up all my Blog posting for when I am completely bursting with something to say. Today would be one of those "bursting" days. Just warning you 😜.

Some times I wonder, "What in the heck am I doing?" Despite my best intentions I really do not know what I am doing half the time other than WINGING IT!! Trying to juggle it all! I'm talking in regards to Life, Motherhood, Running a business, Everything! Just simply, What. Am. I. Doing?

I joked on Instagram last night with a picture that said "Today is cancelled." But a day like today was far more deserving of that t-shirt than yesterday was. I promise! 🙆 Because of that, I started thinking about all the Instagram haters out there (or whatever social media outlet you use).

Here's the deal, I love taking pictures. I love capturing moments that I want to remember. I love Instagram! A. I use it to promote my business, and B. I use it to document sweet moments with my boys!

Today, I was able to capture a moment worth remembering. Honestly, there were ten times the moments that occurred today that made my blood pressure shoot through the roof. All of which make this "happy" moment pictured even more precious to me.

I have heard it several different ways, 1. People are just BRAGGING on social media 2. Social Media makes other people feel insecure. Or better yet, 3. Insecure people NEED social Media to feel loved.

Not to mention we have all read blog post like, "Your perfect Facebook/Instagram life doesn't fool me", etc. To all of this ridiculousness I would like to say, GIVE. ME. A. BREAK 😳. I guess I just find it silly that anyone would look at someone else's social media feed and use it as a judge to decide whether someone's life is "easy" or "hard". Last time I checked, EVERYBODY HAS ISSUES. That's right,        E V E R Y B O D Y! I can promise you I do 🙋

To all the fashion bloggers who post selfies, to all the full times moms who take pride in sharing pictures of your kids, to everyone!! Yay to you for having a moment WORTH posting!! Yay to you for having a moment WORTH sharing with those who love you and enjoy following along as you document parts of your life.  I am cheering for you, other people are cheering for you, and for the people who are not cheering for you, Who. Stinking. Cares ? 😆 No one wants to see the moments of my day that absolutely STINK. I certainly do not want to relive them...Therefor I do not post them!  I am not trying portray a "picture perfect" life through my Instagram feed. Am I abundantly blessed? YES!! Which is why I'm documenting parts that make me smile!

The cold hard truth is I am one tired mom doing the best that I can in every area of my life while clinging to Gods promises that the BEST is yet to come! The moments when I don't have something spilled on my outfit or where both kids are happy in a photo are simply a happy moment to share. That's it. 

My tangent on "Instagram haters" went on for too long so I will share the rest ofmy thoughts on another day in another post.  In the meantime, I will be liking, loving, going emoji CRAZY, on all those pictures that I follow because I want to be HAPPY for your "post-worthy" life! I am certain that behind the pictures you probably need Grace and Mercy, because let's face it, WE ALL DO!! 

Xoxo

P.S. Please excuse any errors or typos. I am sorry if it's not perfect.  

                                            My Happy Moment on Camera Today       not pictured : the runny noses, the yucky coughs, a crying baby in the car, getting to UPS to send packages to clients and realizing I had forgotten most of it, being on the other side of town and having the swim teacher call and ask why we weren't at swim lessons (because I had forgotten), the wasp that flew into my car with both children strapped in their car seats, the man at Goldberg's who told me I was a bad parent for letting my son have Sprite, the Sprite that was then poured all over my feet and floor of Goldberg's, the security guard who made Brooks cry for saying he couldn't throw his ball in the green space where we were eating our lunch, the list goes on friends. Am I happy about the moment captured above? You bet I am!       

                                           My Happy Moment on Camera Today  

 

not pictured : the runny noses, the yucky coughs, a crying baby in the car, getting to UPS to send packages to clients and realizing I had forgotten most of it, being on the other side of town and having the swim teacher call and ask why we weren't at swim lessons (because I had forgotten), the wasp that flew into my car with both children strapped in their car seats, the man at Goldberg's who told me I was a bad parent for letting my son have Sprite, the Sprite that was then poured all over my feet and floor of Goldberg's, the security guard who made Brooks cry for saying he couldn't throw his ball in the green space where we were eating our lunch, the list goes on friends. Am I happy about the moment captured above? You bet I am!