you know what one of the greatest things about instagram is? you’re not alone.
i have been feeling underwhelmed, uninspired + so.damn.critical of everything. my outfits, my body, my weekends, my skin, my feed, my stories. + you know why? because I let Instagram sink it’s gritty little teeth into me. it doesn’t happen all too often, usually I have a pretty good grasp of what is + isn’t real life on here. but occasionally, i fall into the trap of seeing all of these gorgeous feeds. these amazing vacations, these so on trend outfits + I think that what I’m doing isn’t enough. who I am isn’t enough. if you’re nodding your head or acknowledging that this happens/is happening to you too, reach out - because my first statement “you’re not alone” is what this is all about.
I’ve been seeing so much of the same filtered shit, the perfect relationships, the fucking teas that help your skin glow like the northern lights or the perfectly timed “candid”, the kids that don’t spill on their designer duds + the former reality star that gained more followers the more days she spent in jail 🤷🏻♀️that i allowed myself to get swallowed + in turn, didn’t make any moves, was irritated + felt like I had lost the love for this community that I had gained over this past year. + then I saw a post, from @ that she felt uninspired. I left a comment saying something along the lines of “I’ve been feeling it too, a change is coming” that comment then got a like from @ who then wrote a post about feeling the same way. you see where I’m going? YOU’RE NOT ALONE. the funny thing is that, we all had our different reasons for feeling this way but we had one thing in common, we were ALL feeling this way. MY PEOPLE! that’s what this platform is all about. finding your people + I had lost sight of that.
I am one of those people who will bottle it all up. Won’t talk about it. Shove it down. Doesn’t exist. But you guys, this really opened my eyes that if no one talks, it’s really lonely + isolated. + that is not what this community is about. so from now on, if I feel it, I’m gonna talk about it. (cont. in comments 👇🏼)