I was Skyping with my sister the other day and we were talking about social media and how looks can be so deceiving.
She told me how a friend refuses to go on Facebook because it only contributes to her feeling depressed, and I understand that.
I remember when we were longing for a baby every pregnancy announcement or complaint about how hard pregnancy was, was to much for me to handle and I 'unfriended' quite a lot of 'friends' during that time.
It might not have been the nicest thing to do, but all those updates made me feel so inadequate and depressed.
Social media can be tricky like that.
It is so easy to compare with someone else's seemingly perfect life and feel like my life is lacking.
It's so easy to let negativity and jealousy rule my life.
But one thing I seem to forget all too often is that I'm comparing my life, my real life,
with someones filtered life.
The things most people share on social media are usually the highlights and the happy moments,
don't forget that!
No one wants to air their dirty laundry in public. And I think that's pretty normal.
But for me, it is something to keep in mind.
Not only when seeing others lives through social media, but also when sharing my own life.
I want to be aware of how I come across and why I share certain things and keep other things to myself.
I want to question my intention for posting certain things: 'Is it to make others jealous or am I honestly sharing my happiness/real life/the beauty around me?'
My life is far from perfect,
I'm just another mama and wife trying to be the person God intended me to be,
sometimes it's a great life and sometimes life is hard.
But it's the life that I have received and I feel so blessed.
And I absolutely believe that social media can bring so much positivity,
we just need to be more intentional and real about it, don't you think?