"No ones life is as perfect as their Instagram feed"

Hi Friends!

Hope everyone had a beautiful, fun filled, relaxing weekend!

When I decided to start this blog, I wrote down some topics that I wanted to talk about. This one immediately came to mind. Being that social media is such a huge part of this generation it is important to realize that there is life beyond it.

When I started my instagram around two years ago, I started it to hopefully help motivate and inspire someone out there. Being the I was a skinny girl, trying to start a fitness journey to live a healthier active life style, I thought that someone might be able to relate. Sometimes we think that skinny is healthy or skinny is strong but in all honesty neither of those things are true. 

One thing I have made sure of since day 1 is to always stay true to who I am, and not try to change based on everything else going on around me. I post about my bad days. I post about my good ones. I post quotes, a lot of them. I post about the times I can't get out of bed to workout or I eat horrible. I post videos on my stories of me singing, because I love it and I don't care what people thing.  I am myself. The same on screen as I am off screen. On social media we look at others "perfect pictures" and believe that they have "perfect lives". We wonder what we are doing wrong. Why doesn't our food look so beautiful when we photograph it, or why our bodies don't look like all the girls we see on our screens? We start to compare ourselves. We start to lessen our self worth & we start to "filter" our lives. 

Believe me when I say that, being imperfect is beautiful. Being real & having struggles make you humble. Don't compare your life to others, instead appreciate what you have and everything that you are. Don't pretend to be something you are not. Be YOU, Genuinely yourself. Spread love and not hate. Speak kindness & make the world a better place. Show the real you, so that young people out there can relate. That they realize that life isn't all rainbows & butterflies and that things aren't just handed to us.

Remember this, you are not measured by how many followers you have, or how many likes you receive. You are measured by the imprint you leave on others.

Social Media to me can be used as a platform to help others. If used the right way, it can be a really great tool. Don't use it to impress people, use it to impact them. 

Rule #1 to happiness:

Stop comparing yourself to others.

you are beautiful.

xo

Ash