Today I want to do something different…
Yep. That’s me.
I would never, ever post that picture on my blog under normal circumstances. I would see it, laugh, and then delete it from my camera immediately. I mean, isn’t that what we all do?
But [for some reason] my sister snapping that candid photo got me thinking…
I was all dressed up at a fancy restaurant and had just posed for an Instagram picture which I cropped and edited to perfection. I shared the image that I wanted the world to see. Now don’t get me wrong, I love that picture. There’s nothing wrong with it. But the photo above…that’s me.
I’m quirky, sarcastic, and slightly-awkward. I laugh at the worst instances, constantly drop things, stumble over my words, spill, have a raspy voice 90% of the time, and can be really grumpy. I have good days and bad days (like everyone else) and sometimes I’m downright weird. That’s me.
I think society forgets that life can be edited. The things we see on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and all other social media platforms are what people choose to share. We peek in on a very small portion of someone’s life and then assume we’ve seen it all. We haven’t. For every fabulous picture on the internet, there were probably 10 less-fabulous ones that got deleted. Nobody is perfect 24/7.
So, stop comparing. It’s useless. Look at your life and love every single part of it. Be thankful for your family, friends, opportunities, and the odd characteristics that make you unique. Those are the things that people fall in love with and those are the things that make you a beautiful human. Own them.
Here’s to seeing through the filter…