I love this picture of me. I got it taken at a work event on the Headshot Truck. I was pregnant with my Miles and just beginning to glow with the joy of the love of my life growing in my belly. I use it on all of my apps that I use at my new job, slack, salesforce, jira etc.
I posted it on Facebook and got so many nice comments.
"This photo beams with joy!"
"That's a great photo Taylor!! So pretty!"
"Listen, not to be a hater, but how dare you not age a single day since motherforking 2000."
Which is why I want to tell you about how it was chosen to be on another website when a photo of me was needed, and someone photoshopped my smile to be smaller.
I get it. I have a big head, big face, big smile.
I remember being in high school and smiling with all my joy and someone being like, woah tone it down. I remember how it took until much later, maybe even my 30s before I was like, fuck it, this is my big ass smile. I'm not holding it back.
So I said something, and it was changed back.
Maybe I'm procrastinating doing my homework and putting my kids to bed, but I look at this picture every day, and I look at my baby every day and I remember how I felt while he was cookin' and I will never hold back that joy.