Show Up & Laugh


It’s rather awkies not being the one behind the camera but the one in the spotlight. I’m not used to it at all.

A few years ago I was pretty much one of the selfie queens. I can’t really put my finger on the day it all changed but I know something in my heart changed dramatically. I started loving myself differently. I started enjoying life and taking part instead of faking life.

For the past 2 years I have been a bit camera shy. Not because I didn’t want to take photos. I either simply enjoy our moments SO much that I forget to take photos or i’m the one taking photos of the people around me.

My favourite quote at the moment is “Take a selfie. Fake a life.” How true is this? Don’t get me wrong. I’m not hating on selfies. Chad and I are guilty at sneaking one in every now and then. I’m hating on the millions of angles we try out to get the best one possible. To which standards though? To what extent do you want to push yourself into a fake life and a fake you? What are you trying to prove and to who? Are they really THAT important?

I think one of my favourite feelings in life is laughing with someone and realising half way through how much you enjoy them and their existence.

This photo captured that exact moment. Awkward or not, the goal is to laugh forever with someone you take serious. Someone who actually shows up.


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