This post is going not going to be like my typical posts because I am going to attempt to invite you into my personal orbit of thought that runs through my mind on a daily basis. As we know, social media has come to play various roles in our lives whether we invite it into our lives or not. However, I don’t think social media itself is the problem but rather the way we choose to utilise it. Social media becomes dangerous when we use it as tool to determine our self-worth. Some use social media as a tool of creating their ‘ideal-self’.
I did this post because I think it’s important to share with my readers all realms of my personality. To be honest, If I am not attending an event or if it is not required of me to ‘dress up’, then this would be my ‘go-to’ look simply because I feel most like my authentic-self in it. If you know me personally, you would also know that I don’t take myself too seriously. I’m always cracking jokes or just trying to lighten the mood and I feel that your clothes should allow you to be yourself, always. Some people may think that if they are dressed a certain way, then they are restricted to act a certain way. Why? You should be comfortable enough in what you are wearing to just be yourself. This is where I feel social media, especially Instagram effects the way people act and interact when in public. We spend so much time constructing a certain image of ourselves that we feel it needs to be maintained even when in public and putting a ‘filter’ on our lives. If anything, social media is useful in socially constructing yourself but where is the line? Balance is important and admittedly it’s taken me a while a achieve balance between my social media life and my real life. If you follow me on Instagram, then you would have noticed that I have started to post more light-hearted posts in a sense when I showcase my humorous side so if you’re having a bad day, I’d like to think that it brings a little smile to your face.
About this location:
I chose this location because the beach is one of the places where I go to put everything into perspective when I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed. There’s just something about the beach that makes me feel that there is something bigger than you and I out there and almost comforts me. Sometimes, we tend to forget that the world doesn’t revolve around us and there is more out there. If you have a place that you feel grounds you, then make an effort to go there and just ‘be’.