by: Tera Girardin on
Dec Reflections Day 3: Best Day of 2015
This is a hard one my friends. I always have a tough time with picking "my favorite" or the "best" because I find joy in a lot of things. And the pressure to name one thing always is difficult for me no matter the topic. (I'm pretty sure this stems from my recovering perfectionism).
I scrolled through my many pics on my phone. Is that weird that my preferred method of capturing life's daily events and details is my phone when I'm a photographer? I know. But the best camera is the one with you! I could write a whole article about that and why I don't use my professional camera more often for personal use. Mostly it's that I feel compelled to "create" when I use my big camera. Which means start to finish I'm envisioning the end product in my mind. The process includes taking lots of angles, culling down to the right ones, and editing in Photoshop. Which is time consuming. When I use my phone, I let go of that and know it's good enough as is. It's sort of like baking a cake from scratch vs buying one at the store. Both equally satisfying in different ways.
But I digress... Best Day of 2015... so hard to pick! So I'll just give you ONE of the best days of this year. This is the day my boys and I all left for Boy Scout camp. The older two spent a week at the campground for Boy Scouts and my youngest and I did a shorter stint at the same camp but different area for the Webelos. We also were able to spend one night all together after the Webelos camp was done. Pretty eventful night too as there was a peanut butter loving bear that wandered into camp that night and sniffed our tent!! Funny thing was, both my son and I slept right through it! We found out the next day the Scoutmaster chased him off. Only harm done was a broken mess kit and a few tense moments. What a story to tell though!
Why was this one of my favorite days? I love doing stuff with my boys, particularly outdoors (I actually enjoy camping!). First of all, they make me laugh! And I love seeing them try new things and see them grown into their own. I'm so proud of all of them that week. Getting out of their comfort zone, surviving difficult situations and learning to lead. This photo is right before we got into our car that was chock full of gear. And full of anticipation.
When I scrolled through all my photos, I noticed my favorite moments were all ones of experiences with my favorite people. I'm going to remember that for 2016 and make sure I have more of those!