Welcome Alicia Pritchard, our guest blogger this week!! Alicia was born in Winter Park, Florida and spent most of her school age days near New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating college at Georgia State University with a Business Degree, she ran her own real estate business until … well, you know what happened there! Alicia is now the insurance industry. She is married to Greg and they share a wonderful 3-year old son Aiden, along with Luxor, their very spoiled Maine Coone cat. Alicia’s hobbies include traveling anywhere and everywhere, reading fiction, and being a full-time cruise director for her family and friends.
I must admit, I am obsessed with taking photos of my 3-year old son … well, not just me … but my husband, and especially his grandparents! The first day Aiden was born; there were more camera flashes than a mob of paparazzi! I think we all just want to make sure we remember the moment and enjoy those special times.
In the digital world, I can take hundreds of pictures within one visit to a children’s museum but my dilemma is always what to do with the pictures afterwards. Here are some of the options that run through my head:
(a) Do I upload an entire album to Facebook … only for the Grandparents to view (because, let’s be honest – they are the only ones that I have the time and interest in looking at 527 pictures of my son at a museum! Ha!)?
(b) Do I select a few pictures to upload to Instagram and play around with the colors and special effects? (This could take me hours with all the special little features)
(c) Do I go to a scrapbooking store and try to figure out what to create with my pictures? (And let me just say … I can spend days and a ton of money at a scrapbooking store – honestly though, I have browsed scrapbooking stores in the past and they are just simply overwhelming, I leave with less hope than when I entered!)
(d) Do I save them on my phone and continue to worry that one day I will lose my phone and won’t have access to them ever, ever again? (Even though I have “the cloud” – it still doesn’t give me any relief because I can’t really see this magical “cloud”?)
And my answer is usually “d” since I have no time to do anything else with them.