The other day I was sitting and scrolling on Facebook. I came across a friend’s post. I was surprised to see that she was having a moment. She didn’t feel great about something. I was honestly surprised because usually she is this confident woman. I couldn’t believe she had a moment just like I have had on so many occasions. Sometimes I tend to forget that everyone has a moment just like I do. Social media makes life look so perfect for some people. In actuality it’s not the people on social media who posts their pictures who make their lives seem perfect it’s what the people who look at the picture choose to believe. I appreciate people like my friend who sometimes show that they are real people. We are all human. I myself have been accused of making it seem like my life is perfect on social media. But that’s just not the image I’m trying to portray. I just honestly don’t think social media is the place to air your dirty laundry. However it is okay to share real moments. I appreciate those people. Cause it lets me know that I am not alone in those moments where I feel unpretty or second guessing myself. It reminds me that we all have our own personal struggles.
In fact I just had a moment this morning. I went outside yesterday and decided to snap some pictures of myself. When I finished taking the pictures I felt great. I thought I looked amazing in the pictures. This morning as I began to write this post and went back through the pictures to decide which one I was going to use for this post I began to pick myself apart. For whatever reason sharing my pictures on my site made me start to find what was wrong with it. I was on the phone with a friend when this happened. We wound up talking about how easy I slip into just ripping myself apart. That is definitely something I need to work on. I am still glad I took the pictures. I still feel great about them. I had fun just taking them.
I want to thank that friend for reminding me that even the most confident of us have moments where they aren’t confident. I believe sometimes we need a reminder. There are people who are just like me who take a million pictures to post the perfect picture or the perfect moment. But sometimes you have to just be you.