We all know Social Media is a highlight reel of peoples lives, where the real life struggles are never really shared.
To be honest, it’s kinda BS. It’s easy to idolize and look up to people on social media as an adult.. and knowing teens are on here- finding inspiration and role models through technology, it’s kinda sad when you think of the real life stuff that happens that’s never talked about.
My point here (before I ramble off point) is that the #highlightreels
are deceiving -&- real 💩 happens in life.. and when it does, social media can make people feel lost, lonely, and depressed. .
I’ve been facing a crossroads of where I’m headed in life.. I’ve lightly talked about it on my stories.. but I’ve had some legit r e a l convos with myself and husband of passions are meant to be careers - feelings of guilt on $ spent on things like school/courses/companies that haven’t amounted to anything thus far -&- questioning my pursuits and passions.
And that’s F I N E.
Having these internal battles -&- real life stuff happening, then coming onto the gram and seeing highlight reels of peoples ‘picture perfect happy’ lives can be such a d o w n e r for people going through real 💩.
People on here talk about depression - anxiety - mental health - self care AFTER THE FACT. After they’ve been through their moments in the trenches -&- feel lightness.
There’s no showing/telling about the days laying on the couch, or doubting everything in life, or tears, or feeling worthless.
But all that h a p p e n s —We are freaking human, for Christ sake.
So here I am, preaching the opposite of what i normally do — because I’m human and my life isn’t all highlights and happy..
It’s okay to have doubts.
It’s okay to question your worth at times.
It’s okay to lean into the tough stuff -&- feel stuck for a while.
It’s okay to feel like every single person on the gram is a phony.
Those small things that make you happy.. snuggles w/!your kids, playing with your 🐶, sitting in ☀️ on a crisp fall day.. cherish the little things -&- hang onto hope. .
God has a plan -&- Life happens FOR you ..even if it might not feel like it in the moment😉