Right now, as I’m writing this post, I’m sitting at my desk (the kitchen island) vibing to Yellow by Aminé while optimistically sipping a glass half-full of red wine (seewhatIdidthere). I have this weird habit of listening to the same song repeatedly while I’m writing because it helps me stay focused (don’t ask, it works).
Anyway, as I mentioned in my last post, I’m doing a challenge each month to grow in different areas of my life. January’s challenge is no Instagram for 30 days. So it’s been, what, a little over three weeks now since I’ve been off IG, and it’s been pretty cool, actually.
My focus this month is self-confidence, hence my IG hiatus. Scrolling through a cyber-sea of random folk whose lives are seemingly more perfect or cooler or whatever than yours (even though you know they’re really not — but still) can be distracting and draining as hell, especially if your self-esteem ain’t all the way right. And for me, all of it basically magnified something internal that I’ve pretty much struggled with ever since I was a little girl: this irksome need to be “liked,” accepted and/or perceived in a positive light by others. [Read more…]