Hey guys 👋🏻 So you may have noticed I’ve been a little distant on here lately, but man oh man did I need the break.
Instagram is great, but it’s not interchangeable with real life.
We spend SO much time on here everyday (at least I do), that we slowly forget that real life and it’s nuances, joys, small victories, losses, and everything in between do NOT happen on here. They don’t live online. They aren’t created online.
We create our Instagram lives.
We create the EXACT image we want others to see and experience.
But real life—it happens. Sure, we get to choose our battles and general path, but the beauty of it all is that it’s unpredictable. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s entertaining in the AUTHENTIC sense of the word.
And not to say that what we put out here, on instagram, isn’t beautiful, but it definitely isn’t natural.
I’m learning everyday how to keep my offline and online worlds separate. Yes, I’ll still be sharing lots of content on here because you guys ROCK but I will be shutting off my online world when life needs attention, and more often than not, it needs my full attention; My authentic presence.
And lately, I haven’t been doing that. I’ve been living a life halfway between both worlds—not really giving a full effort or attention to either.
And it‘s been draining me.
It’s drained my joy and it’s drained my creativity.
But I kept going, because I truly convinced myself that I would fall behind. But it was sad, because while I was trying to keep up on here, I was falling behind in life instead. In the moments I should have been present in.
Life doesn’t stop.
Instagram doesn’t stop.
But one needs our full attention and the other is just a product of our imagination.
Let’s choose more of the now.
Let’s choose more of reality.