Friday, April 20, 2018

Fashion Friday { I hate you, I love you}

 So I recently talked on my insta story about my love hate relationship with social media. We live in a society ruled by social media. As a blogger, photographer, singer/songwriter I have no choice to be on social media. Oh and not to mention an Army wife! Moving to new places I kind of rely on facebook or even instagram to meet new people and find out things about the community/city we are in. 
So those are some great reasons why I love it. Not to mention all the pretty pictures of clothes, different locations, photography. I love all the inspiration that I can just scroll through. I love sharing my passions with everyone. Home decor, diy projects, and fashion. These are all things I put my heart into and its an art for me. 
What I hate about it is sometimes to be honest it makes me feel so bad about myself. It's a double edge sword. I can easily get into a funk of comparing myself to someone else's put together instagram feed. Other people's nicely clean and decorated house/backyard. Clothes I cant really afford. Or their success in the blogger/photography world. It can make me feel not good enough, inadequate, nothing special. I can get wrapped in who's following me, who unfollowed me. Why don't they like me? Did I do something wrong? Why don't they acknowledge my messages? 
Then I wonder. Are people even real and genuine on social media? Are people just fake and put on this persona that they have everything together and they have the perfect life. 
I know this is kinda deep for a Friday afternoon. 
I've had some great experiences with the social media world. But I've also had some kinda bad experiences. I know it's a learning curve on what to prepare your heart for or even what/who to avoid. Spotting the real, authentic, genuinely kind people can be an art in itself. It's challenging and can be very discouraging. 

You think that in 2018 people wouldn't act this way. Or that I should not feel this way. Social media is such a sneaky devil getting in your head. Opening up things within yourself that were never there to begin with. 

I have more love/hate issues too. Like personal safety, stalkers, inappropriate people, creepers, kids safety etc. Like I said in my line of work I kind of have no choice. 
I like to try and have some kind of solution after a post like this. 
I am still navigating this myself though. The only thing that has snapped me out of it so far is positive friends... Real friends that you see face to face. Taking a break from social media as in deleting the apps for awhile off of your phone. Keeping those bible verses that remind you are worth so much more than how many followers you have on instagram 

Psalm 139:13-14

 For you created my inmost being;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;   your works are wonderful,  I know that full well

Leave a comment if you have felt the same way. I promise I will be genuine with you because that's who I am. I am not a fake blogger/photographer etc. I am a real person with a not perfect life. I do have some pretty pictures though!

Top: Stylesforless, necklace: wetseal, Pants: Forever21, sandals: Target


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