Sometimes it’s hard being a role model. You have so many people who look up to you as an example that you begin to feel you need to display constant strength and “perfection” all while constantly talking about your weaknesses. One of the most amazing things that has happened to me is being able to be a voice of strength and hope for many people on here. Words can’t describe how amazing it is to open my DMs and read messages from people telling me how my story and my advice has helped them overcome challenges of their own. However it has also taught me that just as it can help others, it can tear you apart if you let your entire life revolve around it. I used to talk too frequently about depression on here that I began to get depressed. That’s why I changed my username so it wouldn’t be completely mental illness focused. I believe it’s important we acknowledge what we have but then move on to working to make our weakness a strength instead of victimizing ourselves with no plan for progress. I also began to obsess over the amount of followers I was gaining or losing as a symbol of how effective my message is. I began to care about shit I knew I shouldn’t care about. I’ll write a blog about it because it’s a topic I think I should talk more about. Social media can make you or it can break you. In order to not lose your mind you have to give other people valuable content but also let yourself be at peace which could mean not posting every single day or answering messages only when you feel mentally prepared. The day you stop doing and sharing what makes you passionate is the day you lose yourself to obsessions over the statistics of how many likes, comments, follows. The most important thing is what is your message, do you enjoy sharing it and if you help even just one person that’s more than enough. Blog about the behind the scenes of social media coming later.