But I have to stand on my soap box for a moment. As much as I love the leaps and bounds technology has made--I mean, I've actually lived long enough to be able to say, "They didn't have THAT when I was growing up"--I feel like we have lost our morals when it comes to what I call 'Instagram-less moments".
The addiction that social media creates for us to post every inch of our lives, I feel, has caused us to forget that certain intimate moments in our lives should not be shared with others. Not because the material is of an inappropriate, cover-your-eyes-and-don't-look quality, but simply because they are Instagram-less moments. They are moments that the minute you post them on social media, you lessen their value just a hair.
What did we do, after all, ten years ago when all this nonsense was not in existence? What did we do when we actually were forced to enjoy a moment organically--without pulling out our phones to document it? How did we survive not being able to instantly tell the world, "Look! I did this!"?
I do it too, that's why I have already placed the disclaimer that this is a hypocritical post. But I challenge you, as I challenge myself continually to consider deeply the purpose of each and every picture you expose to the world. Allow yourself the permission to keep some of your Instagram-less moments between you, your camera, and those connected emotionally to that picture.