Bill Murray recently tweeted: social media is training us to compare our lives, instead of appreciating everything we are. No wonder why everyone is depressed.
As a recovering insomniac I have a bad habit of reaching for an electronic device when my brain decides I need to overthink something at 2 AM. Which is a bad idea. I know this.
Bill’s not too far off. It’s hard not to do. I’m guilty of it. Who isn’t? You see your peeps post pictures of beautiful vacations meanwhile I’m excited about going to Target by myself on my lunch.
Your girlfriends who are madly in love, posting flowers and cards, and outings. You are spending your fifth Valentines alone sporting the noodle necklace made by your kiddo.
You co-worker running a marathon while you’re lucky if you make it to the third floor of your office building without being lightheaded and winded.
You cousin eating a gourmet meal out, you are tucking in with Taco Bell.
Or how about when you are in a relationship and suddenly things that before social media maybe you didn’t see or even care about. Now you see. Like that girl who likes every DAMN thing he posts. Or how he comments on that one girl’s stuff but never yours.
Are you taking this in? It’s kinda silly right? It is. But as humans, at our core I think we all want to be sparkly and loved. We don’t want to show our flaws. That’s weakness. It’s hard to show those bad days, to enjoy that Taco Bell, to realize that girl liking every DAMN post may just be a friend, and even if she’s not, trust your person.
On the flip side there are some really fantastic things social media has brought.
Like I can keep in touch with the funniest person I know, my 72 year old great aunt.
Memes!!!! I love memes. It’s bad. I have a problem. Luckily, so do my girlfriends.
Reconnecting me with people I lost track of. I’m looking at you my Chewbaccas.
Helping me find cool events to do with my family and friends.
This page (The Working Single Mom) <3
Tips and tricks for almost ANYTHING.
Some absolutely truly heartwarming stories.
I guess where I am going with this. With anything… remember who you are. You are sparkly and beautiful even when maybe you feel like you aren’t.
There is no such thing is perfect.
And really who wants that anyway?
By the way I love me some Taco Bell and my noodle necklace is my most prized possession.
BUT just in case the next time you’re mindlessly scrolling remember this:
“Be yourself today. You look beautiful like that.”
And as always I got you Mommas