Just something a bit different – sharing my thoughts “instagram made me do it”

This isn’t the usual fashion post or me sharing what skin care products I’ve been liking last month, this is different.. this is me just sharing my thoughts and things that have crossed my mind in the past few weeks. I’ve been wanting to write this post for so long, made notes along the way then realised I don’t need notes… it’s all coming from me, just putting my feelings down on paper.. or here.

The image and the impact of social media… I know it’s had a massive effect on me and how I am everyday and what I do and the things I post about on my own social media but I’m realising how much it’s changing.

There’s a difference between wanting to be something you aren’t and changing your whole lifestyle into matching someone else’s just to be the same and have that same image and between adapting some things you’ve seen or have read about and liking it and wanting to change things for the better because it’s either made you more confident or you’ve discovered something you like.

I hope I’m somehow managing to make sense of myself but maybe I don’t have to.

I’m not here to tell you guys to stop it whatever, I’m just putting my thoughts down on my own blog. Maybe it’s the way things work in 2017, we’re changing, things are developing…

In myself the things I have noticed are mainly showing on my Instagram feed… the outfits, the poses… okay and maybe there is nothing wrong with that but it’s all becoming the same.

On Instagram we all follow these pretty models and these “influencers” with millions of followers and their pretty cars and pretty boyfriends and pretty houses and pretty dogs and pretty gucci bags… you get the picture. Who wouldn’t want that too? Now, that’s all cool… but somehow we don’t have to be just like them, instead, we can simply appreciate that that’s what they do and how they live their lives but don’t forget that that’s not “their life” everyone has their ups and downs but they don’t show that on there.

Maybe instagram is just one big illusion…

And you know what, I’ve gone off doing things I enjoyed doing before this so called phase started. I used to love to draw, make things and be creative. But it’s not “cool” to draw… I haven’t drawn a thing for years, I learnt how to play piano for years when I was little and I absolutely loved it, and now I can’t remember the last time I played a song, I used to enjoy going for a run but I’ve become lazy and don’t do things like that…

You know I don’t even really know what I’m trying to say with all these words, it’s just something I’ve noticed and what I’d like to change in myself, I don’t know how or when… but at one point and somehow. I’m not saying that I will stop posting on Instagram or I’m going to get rid of clothes that I’ve seen models wear or sell a bag I’ve wanted for ages…

Time is so precious, we can’t spend years pretending to be people we aren’t. Instead, work hard so that if you really want that Mercedes, go out and buy it, you like that Gucci bag, go buy it, you want to own a mansion in LA, good, work hard and I hope you manage to achieve your true dreams, but work hard for it and don’t just expect it to happen by doing nothing.

Hard work pays off so so much, believe me.

Anyways, that’s all… all of this is probably also inspired by some of the quotes I read on tumblr today haha or maybe I’m just an emotional wreck and I’m angry… but maybe not.

For now, I’ll leave you with this quote…

Evelin x

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