Hear ye, Hear ye! This is Jenn Rose Public Service disclaimer with possible side of rant. You have been forewarned!
This just in, people only show parts of their lives on social media. Now, that shouldn't be too shocking! However, I think it is important to note that we are only seeing pieces of people's lives from their Instagram photos, blog posts, Twitter feeds, etc.
We don't always see the 'bad' stuff or the days that nothing seems to be going right. We usually only see the 'wins'. That being said, unless you've been living under a rock--and not checking Facebook on your phone--it's probably making you feel lousy.
I've had a few rough days because I've been focusing on all the amazing things my friends and heroes are doing on Instagram/Facebook/etc. Now I truly believe that it is not the intention of those people posting the pictures to make you feel bad! I would assume the general consensus of sharing your life is to inspire others to do more great things.
It's hard to stay positive when we are constantly bombarded with what looks like other people's dreams coming true and feeling inadequate chasing your own. There always is someone doing something amazing and on the other hand there is someone struggling.
Remember, Dreams happen! It takes time! It takes letting go of comparison (maybe your social media accounts) and FOCUSING on your goals. It takes many small steps to get to what you want. Looking back at your past and seeing the wins and the goals achieved that set you on your current path. Being grateful for what you have right now.
Try to let those Instagram photos inspire you, not bring you down. Someone else was working really hard to put their dreams out there and make it happen. They had hard times, that they probably didn't post about, but they did it!
Stay on your path. Trust that the bad times won't last. Soon you'll be the one posting the inspiration photo.
<3 Jenn Rose