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Thursday, January 23, 2014

I'm a little sad at the moment. emoticon I've been searching to share a picture from 20 years ago. A little fun thing that Pirates like to do emoticon

What did I discover? I discovered that I love to take pictures and I was actually not too bad (it was back in film days after all, no instant review). I also discovered that I rarely, very rarely step in front of the camera. Is that how I want me kids or anyone to remember me? Will they remember me? I was there, I know I was, but I did not get in front of the camera.

I know why, and it seemed logical then, but when you think about it, it makes no sense at all. Would a picture of me smiling and having fun really been a bad thing? Really?

So to all of us that are still shy to get infront of the camera, I say Please Participate. Everyone looks at a picture and wishes something, better hair, thinner, tanner -- blah blah blah. If you are having fun, why not share it. Don't look at the pictures 20 years from now and say 'where was I'?

So here are the few pictures I found.
1993 - Baby shower for my 1st son

1994 w/ my first son :D


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GLMOM2 2/1/2014 8:53PM

    I agree.

I have very few pictures of my dad from when I was a child & really wish I had more. We lost him when I was real young. Whenever I take the photos & someone gripes and complains I always say "you'll thank me one day."

But how many do I put "myself" in? I've really started making sure I am in more whether I like them or not for my kids sake. emoticon I still judge myself though...

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JAZZYFROG333 2/1/2014 1:07PM

    After I read this a over a week ago and your comment of our FB team page, I was inspired to pass the camera off to others and we've even scheduled a family photo. I realized that I had tons of photos OF them but I didn't have many photos WITH my family and friends. Thanks for sharing because now I am challenging myself to proactively change that.
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JENSHAINES 1/25/2014 9:53PM

    I can completely relate to this. I'm trying now to get "over myself" and get in the pictures much more frequently. The worst thing is, that my son has picked this up from me now.

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HOLLYM48 1/25/2014 10:32AM

    I agree! It doesn't matter what weight you are, those memories are priceless when you look back on them. And sometimes those pics wake us up and make us decide we want to get healthier!

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WATERDIAMONDS 1/24/2014 7:50AM

    I haven't allowed a picture of me in nearly 14 years, and I regret it. I've already made up my mind, as part of my positive self-image Pirate challenge, to change that when we go on vacation in March. I'm going to smile and laugh and be ridiculous with my DD. Because she has no pictures of her mother during her teen years, and that's sad.

You're right. Everyone else is too busy looking at their own "flaws" to pay attention to mine. What am I waiting for?

Great blog.

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SIMLIFY 1/24/2014 6:27AM

    You are so right! I lost my mom when she was in her 40's and I always wished I had more photos of her. For my 50th birthday, I hired a photographer to take photos of me so my kids would have a "good" pic of me. Not only was the photo session fun (taken all over downtown Phoenix), the photographer got a few "good" pics! (I posted one in a coffee shop in my photos).

Let people take photos of YOU! It will mean the world to others!

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35ANGELS 1/24/2014 1:12AM

    I'm the same way!always behind the camera lol emoticon

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