I’m working from home today and just to procrastinate I scrolled through IG for a minute while I waited for my 2nd cup of coffee to brew. The first thing that popped up was my long time friend, @jamieeasonmiddleton taking a selfie with a post about how overwhelming and tiring comparison is here on social media. Go read her post when you’re done here. But so all you badass, hard-working women following me here know - YOU ARE PERFECT. Fuck the perfect home decor backgrounds you see over and over from your favorite influencers. Fuck all that perfect skin and perfect ensemble and fashion. Fuck those perfect backgrounds and the perfect brunch setting. Extra special fucks for the perfect mom posts with hair, makeup, clothes, lighting, home decor and coordinated kid outfits.
I’m here to mess up the aesthetics of my Instagram grid with a real-time pic of me. I have not showered, I have yesterday’s shorts and sports bra on, haven’t scraped off Brooke and Sam’s dinner from last night off the kitchen island yet, zero filter and a dirty construction dusted window for lighting. There’s even some slobber on my iPhone camera lens from Brooke chewing on it on our way to daycare this morning.
I swear approximately 100% more than Jamie does, but I know we both feel the same about trying to keep up with social media. It’s an amazing world with it - but I’d be zero percent mad if it all shut off tomorrow 🤷🏼♀️ Always conflicted about that. There’s so much positive but also so much pressure. Is it an age thing? A mom thing? A time thing? I don’t know. You feel me? #nofucksgiven #JESSIESGIRLS