My first post introduced Snapshot like this:
In general, I feel like life is just blurring by, but in the midst of that, there are snapshots. Some may be significant, like my wedding day 13 years ago, or the first time I looked into the faces of the two babies that had grown inside of me for 9 months, but many are just a look at my life.
If I don't capture the snapshots, then hour after hour, day after day, does seem to blur, and many of the precious, funny or sad details might be lost. I guess that's what I'm going to try to capture here. A snapshot of a day, a moment, a feeling. . . . Perhaps by writing them down, they won't get lost in the blur, but will stand on their own.
After blogging consistently for a few months, I was beginning to wonder about my title. Did it really capture who I was and what this blog was all about? Then last month, I read a comment from Joshua Lake at Blest With Sons' blog, and it reminded me that, yes, this is what I was striving for.
A slightly revised version of that offhand comment is now my tagline: "That's why blogging is such a rewarding venture. It gives you snapshots of your past, and yet, surprisingly often, those snapshots catch you completely off guard."
Have you ever read something that you wrote and thought, "I wrote that?" Or looked back at a journal and thought, "I really worried about that little problem so much?" Perhaps even looking at pictures (of the paper or digital variety) causes you to marvel at how much things have changed and how much they have remained the same.
That's what I'm doing here each day--just a little snapshot of my life. Some are trivial, some are weighty, but all are significant (which is a version of my old tagline).