I think we can all agree that social media has somehow altered our vision of reality. Who of us here haven’t been affected in some way or another by social media? Looking at someone’s feed (a travel blogger for example) can make us somewhat envious of their lifestyle. That’s an even bigger issue when it comes to body confidence.
The gorgeous Amelia Liana (find her blog here, YouTube channel here, Instagram here) has shed the light on this important issue. Yes, she’s not the first to do so, but she created a tag and encouraged her blogger/vlogger friends, and others to share things they hide from social media.
It’s easy to think that someone’s life is perfect by just looking through their feed. It’s also important to know that people don’t share as much of their downs as they do their ups. The picture perfect post has been carefully planned to look like it does. The “perfect” beach body picture has been retouched, the angle has been chosen carefully, and there’s a lot of flexing and sucking in (most times).
I wanted to share this post before I start sharing photos on my Instagram and blog post about my fashion week trip. Because those photos won’t show you how anxious I am. They won’t show you how exhausted I might be. They won’t show you the hard work it took me to get here, nor the hundreds of emails I sent out. They won’t show you how unmotivated I was just a couple of weeks ago when I got ZERO replies, or when I doubted myself. They will only show you the good parts.
A few months back I shared a series of funny behind the scenes photos (see it here) to remind you all: a) to take things more lightly, b) the pictures that get posted have been very carefully selected.
Remember that people put out their best on their platforms, and usually keep the negative aspects private. No one has a happy perfect life, we all have our ups and downs, and you’re not alone! Don’t compare yourself to anyone else, just be the best possible version of you!