'OMG look how ugly I look today, I've had a massive breakout and my hair is not doing anything right....' *insert mildly unattractive picture*
Have you ever seen anyone post this on a blog, Instagram or Facebook? No, of course not. Why would anyone post something that made them look bad? Our blogs are a place for us to sugar coat our lives and make it seem like our lives are full of rainbows and butterflies and we are so happy we never ever stop smiling (or staring dramatically into the distance like we do in our outfit posts).
Yep, that's right. For those of you who haven't realised it yet, social media is a place where we idealise our lives. No we don't take a picture of the onion bagel we get every day from the greasy deli, we take a picture of the pretty as a picture fruit tart we got from the high-end patisserie that one Saturday. And that's the picture that ends up on our blog. That's just how it works.
The same thing happens on Instagram. Girls in my grade post pictures of themselves at parties and with their friends as the rest of the grade sits at home feeling jealous that they don't go to 'amazing' parties and have 'amazingly close' friends
I think most of the time idealism can be fine, actually great in small doses. It becomes a problem when we forget that social media is quintessentially idealism, when things get out of perspective it can lead to...well...let's see....MASSIVE SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES and how is that a good thing at all?
So, in the spirit of 'keeping it real' (oh my god that sounds so gimmicky), it's confession time! As I said, I want my blog to me a true representation of me (ok, maybe a little tiny bit of prettying up) and I want it to be honest. So I'm going to pull out the embarrassing honesty card and telling you some (semi) embarrassing things about myself. Brace yourselves...
-Sometimes I skip showering.
-I can be annoyingly mainstream, like really mainstream.
-I spend too much time alone.
-My hair is more frizzy then a lion's mane.
If your feeling honest then confess away in the comments section below, you can even do it anonymously!
Have a lovely week,
PS. Speaking of confessions, here's another one. I only have one follower on twitter and it is my mum (yes, just a tiny bit embarrassing) so could you pretty please follow me @DearIsabella. I don't smell, honest!