let me be honest

I love scrolling through my pretty social media feeds and clicking through home tours for fresh inspiration. It can act as a little breather from real life, and can even feel addicting at times. All of that perfect-looking content I choose to repeatedly admire can sometimes mislead me to feeling anxious or insecure. Even though I'm well aware that what I'm viewing is a filtered version of one's life and home, jealousy or the feeling of inadequacy occasionally pops up. It's a total catch twenty-two. 

This topic has organically come up in conversation with many of my friends so I know I'm not the only one who has struggled with this. After thinking about it more, I realized that I may accidentally be contributing to the facade. I try my hardest to create beautiful pictures for my blog and social media because it's a creative outlet and I want to inspire beauty, and show the fullest potential of our home. But let me be honest with you: The pictures I post aren't always authentic. Yes, it's my home and my life, but to get the perfect shot I usually always push a pile of laundry off my bed; and unless it's "cleaning day," there's always some sort of mess sitting right outside the frame. I'm sure many of you may have already guessed that, but I want to be mindful of my intentions with you as my readers. I in no way want to come off as disingenuous. So with that said, I thought I'd share an average day's before and after shot of our bedroom. 

Has social media and/ or blogs ever made you feel the same way?

photos by Andrew Peters

1 comment:

Amy said...

I love it either way.......I'm this way too!