I recently paid for another year of blogging, so I figured I’d better get going, you know, to get my money’s worth. The problem I’ve had with keeping up with my blog though, is that life has sort of shifted. I started blogging in 2011 and it’s always been a simple way to share family things, photography and church stuff. However, I’ve learned that lately it feels like I have less time and that life seems to just get busier and busier. Also, I now have two teenagers who probably, actually care when I publicly share things about them, so many times, I just don’t. It was easy to share about the younger years but the teen years, not so much. And finally, social media culture has shifted too. Whereas it used to be normal to share a few blog posts a week, it’s now common for people to share posts a few times a day and there is a part of me that feels like just giving up because I can’t seem to keep up with it all.
But then I take a deep breath, and remind myself it’s really not about keeping up. That my blog was never a display of greatness, but just thoughts and my photography with the goal to be real and to share life. I’ll continue to only share about our kids what they allow (Ellee’s not really a fan of pictures these days, and Christian usually mostly gives permission for the sports pics, which is why you’ll see so many of those) and that is totally fine. And I will also share some photography things (business has been great this year, even though I haven’t taken the time to share about that as much either) and church things as well (because it’s always been a great way to share what we’re doing in our community). And for those of you who want to continue reading, I’ll thank you in advance because it’s nice to think that my words might still have an affect and be a blessing to others.
So in closing, I’ll leave you with a picture of my gas station salad. Part of the reason I’m writing is because we’ve been on a mini-vacation the past few days and I feel like because of that, I actually have time to write this. And the other part is because in areas of Pennsylvania, there are really nice gas stations that make really tasty foods and I just feel like people should know this. However, in all honestly, the sweet potatoes were not as good, but our son reminded me that this, was obvious. Apparently there is a big difference between salads and sides when it comes to gas station foods. So enjoy the visual, and the little update on where I’ve been but also where I hope to be when it comes to continuing to share life, love and the pursuit of photography. Also, if you’re ever near a WAWA gas station, their salads and sourdough melts are totally worth it.