Somewhere in the world there is a girl staring at herself in mirror, and measuring herself against a person she saw on the internet. Wondering why her lips aren't bigger, why she doesn't have the money to buy expensive things, is she pretty. I am here to shed some light on what really happens once the camera is shut off, and to let you know you are not alone in this struggle.
I deal with this constantly: seeing others achieve their goals; buying themselves nice things; confident in their bodies all the time; traveling the world. Meanwhile, I feel like I am stuck at Start.
When these feelings arise I remind myself "All of it isn't real." The majority of the time people are showing what they want you to see. Oh, they'll show you them buying clothes, going out to dinner, but what about those nights spent crying on the bathroom floor wondering "Am I good enough?" This is the kind of night I am having right now. Less than one hour ago I put up a post about getting my nails done.
I want you to understand that no one is perfect. All of what you see on these social media outlet are illusions. Trust me, you will wear yourself out if you try to keep up with it. So stop. Breathe. Do you, and I will do a better job at keeping it real, promise.
Somewhere in the world there's a girl staring herself in the mirror. Looking at the image reflecting back at her, appearing to be in deep thought. Asking herself "Am I Enough" and I whisper back "Yes!" How I wish she could hear me.