I know I spend the too much time on social media. It is not to the problem where I am losing purpose in my life, but I know I could be much more effective if I spent the time I used on Pinterest actually doing things. I look things up online and get inspired to life this beautiful life in a rose gold filter. Where I never run out of coffee and everything in my house is white with a hint of colour. I spend time on instagram looking at adorable apartments in New York and a website called Refinery 29 looking at all the newest ways to paint my nails. I read a lot of blogs and book links that tell me how to organize my life and how to supposedly get the most out of it.
Now, this is an industry and I am aware of it. I buy into it all the time. Sometimes I really do drag my sisters to the market to see if I can buy things to duplicate the looks I see online. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised, sometimes I fail miserably. I made a few candle holders that looked like the picture, I taught myself how to knit with my fingers, and how to do a few neat things with my hair. The problem with social media and with things like this especially is, no one is thinking about the time and effort that goes in to these seeming effortless pictures. The prep and the work that goes into those adorable apartment pictures and all the touch ups in hair tutorials. No one is posting pictures of their worst hair days and how their apartments and laundry piles look by the end of the week. It is a miss representation to think that everyone walks around in perfect cream coloured outfits drinking french press coffee out of delicate porcelain cups. For most women I know, this is not reality. Its unnerving to think that this is what is being impressed upon the public as normal. It is actually starting to make girls think that they need to look or act a certain way to be happy.
I know I spend the too much time on social media. It is not to the problem where I am losing purpose in my life, but I know I could be much more effective if I spent the time I used on Pinterest actually doing things.
While it might be fun to day dream about all the adorable things you see on the computer, it is also okay to be totally happy with how things are going in your life. No cream cashmere sweater required!Now, most of you know that I am talker. This entire blog happened as a conversation in my head over doing the dishes today. I have a coffee addiction and it makes me even more happy to drink it out of gigantic mugs. It is my all time favourite. There are days that I pre set the coffee maker before going to bed, pick out my hair and blow dry my hair, all for the sake of having a smoothly run morning. Then in the morning I get dressed, fix my hair and put on my make up. I don't wear a lot of make up, but I LOVE wearing coloured lipstick. Almost as much as I like drinking coffee. My lipstick and my curly hair are the two things that I think make me look a little different. I always rock them with no apologies.
On an especially good weekend when I took a little break from work, I got my hair done and had a really pretty lipstick on. I felt awesome, even with the sun burn I got from loving the farmers market too much. But, here I am, awesome weekend come and gone and now I’m washing my favourite coffee mug. I flipped it over and there was a perfect lip print of bright red lipstick. Like so perfect you could think that I had really tried to make it on purpose. But it was something that you would see on Lauren Conrad's Pinterest page. Something kind of artsy that on my Starbucks 16 ounce coffee cup there was a red mark of my lower lip. What it could also mean is that I need to find a new lipstick that doesn't leave marks on my coffee cups. But, it happened. In my happiness of having a good weekend, I wore my favourite dress and did my hair and make up and it still wasn't perfect, and I have the coffee cup to prove it. What I want you to take from this is obviously something bigger than the fact the my lipstick smudged on my cup, I want you to remember that not everything goes perfectly all the time, and it is okay to wash your cup and move on.
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