Social media has it hard sometimes. Lots of people are quick to call it fake, staged, inauthentic. True - it's easy to be fooled when all we see is a highlight reel, but don't we all know this by now? Why are we so quick to judge?
Instead of comparing, look for inspiration and connection. Social media creates friendships. We can learn about people and places that we might never have the chance to see for ourselves, but I think knowing a little is better than not knowing at all.
This photo was most definitely staged. That doesn't mean I'm any less authentic online. It means I like pretty things, creativity, and learning as I go. Each photo + caption is for you because I'm so thankful that @instagram helps one-woman businesses like me grow.
Let's try something: Instead of questioning someone's realness, compliment their work. Thank them for sharing their experience with you. Encourage authentic conversations. Look through a different lens. I can tell you life is a little brighter when you look through one like this.
Tag someone who inspires you below. I'll start with my talented best friend who took this photo... 📸 @stan.mich