Sometimes I get caught up in the fact that life isn’t perfect, or doesn’t seem as fun or as perfect as someone else’s life- particularly when it comes to the blogosphere. We are constantly inundated with blog and Instagram posts of women with the perfect makeup, body, hair, car, or whatever it may be. I even try to make my blog posts as great as possible. However, I am here to tell you that that isn’t what is real. Life is messy, and hard, and not flawlessly curated. Some days all I wear is jeans a sweatshirt. Sometimes I immediately take my heels off after doing a photoshoot- usually to go get a burger. I don’t always go to the gym every day or eat all the right things. I spill on my clothes- A LOT.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in a world of desire: thinking that if we just had this, or looked more like that, that life would be easier or we would be happier. We are what make our lives happy. Someone having something you don’t does not diminish your value or your life. Second guessing ourselves, eapecially from comparing ourselves to others, will not bring us happiness. Everyone around us is fighting a battle we cannot see, and the best thing we can do is not compare ourselves to this perceived notion of “percection”. No one and nothing is perfect. As mentioned before, life is messy, and we don’t always get things the way we want them- but that doesn’t mean we can’t be happy.
I am imperfect, I have flaws, and so does every one else. Although I try to make my Style Vice world as ideal as possible- it isn’t my whole life. Life is what exists in our hearts, our relationships, and our emotions.
I came across some old pictures while going through boxes at my parent’s house, and I wanted to share them- so don’t laugh! And for the record, I still love Rugrats.
These pictures help remind me of who I am and where I come from. They show some of my closest relationships to this day, and that’s who I am. I am not the outfit I wear in my latest post. I am not my Instagram profile. Please remember this the next time you compare yourself to who someone else is or what you think you see, especially online or on social media. I encourage you to focus on building the best possible life for yourself; this can be in the form of cultivating great relationships with people you aren’t very close with, telling your family and loved ones you love them more, asking forgiveness of someone you have hurt or wronged, taking a class on something you’ve always wanted to try but don’t have the courage to, or even just traveling somewhere new and exciting. Do not let someone else dictate your happiness, because that is ultimately up to you.
What are your thoughts on this?
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