I was at lunch with my husband recently. We ordered some beers and they were served in the little ice bucket. Before we took one out hubby looked at me and said “I assume you want to take a photo?” I responded with, “that would be excellent thank you.” A spot of styling, photo was taken and hashtagged appropriately and posted on Instagram and Facebook.
Husband took my phone off me and scrolled through my Instagram photos. He then made a comment, “you realise your life looks pretty fucking awesome right?” I was a bit stunned. I laughed it off and said, “it’s the highlight reel Hun.”
I started to think about it more that afternoon and I want to know what you think. My Instagram photos and Facebook photos really are the highlight reel. But do you know what I love when I scroll through my feeds? I love the real photos shared by friends and other bloggers. These are the ones I feel I connect with more and LOL spontaneously when I see them. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for lovely, positive and pretty. But I talk about being “real” so much and it is a goal of mine in general, taking the mask off etc, it seems fake to not being sharing the more real moments with you.
The real things in my life include things like bad sleep, toddler tantrums, trying to work out how to stop my daughter hitting me, dealing with a hyperactive dog and picking her poo up, so much washing and folding, watching the Kardashians and the Bold & the Beautiful when I should be doing other productive things and then complaining I don’t have enough time, going to bed at 7.30 to “read” and promptly falling asleep, lower back pain, a mild anxiety disorder, encouraging my daughter to watch TV so I can work because I watched Kardashians when she was asleep instead of worked, and loads of insecurities.
So this is what I would like you to tell me:
1) Would you like to see and hear more about the “real” stuff?
2) What are the real things happening in your life that you would like me to talk about as well? (You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer rather than comment below).
I think for now I am going to try and make my feed a bit more balanced and real. But I would really love to hear what you think. So please let me know.