YES, you read the title right . Instagram. I indeed found my self confidence from the social media platform. If you are a current user of Instagram you must know how incomplete and ashamed the platform must make you feel. Scroll through your timeline you see people having fun , smiling and basically looking happy. For me it made me seem like I was the only one not in the loop. But for that, I am so grateful! Grateful because I started to question the things I was doing, the plans I had for myself. I realized how superficial some of my plans were. I was so focused on things that seem or would look cool but I came to the understanding that the fake shit wasn’t going to make me happy. I mean that’s what Instagram is right! It’s the fake perception people want to give to others. We show ourselves at our best angles and prime time image! (Which is still cool..btw it shows creativity) Nothing is wrong with that! AT ALL! I mean who doesn’t want people to see them at there best? Besides always looking amazing, I also noticed that I was able see through the “perfect images ” as well. It allowed me to see celebrities, famous figures in a different light as well as myself. These people were not only showing us their good side but also their vulnerable side as well. And for me I seen the beauty in that. Being able to share apart of yourself to the world is amazing . And because of that , I began gaining more and more confidence of myself! Nobody is perfect, how beautiful is that? This ideal of wanting to be perfect connects us as humans. Just like the Beyoncé s in the world, the Lebron James and the Kim Kardashians. We ALL have imperfections that actually make us perfect and we all deserve to show that side to others. We shouldn’t be ashamed to strut and flaunt our perfect imperfections. Still confused? Basically what I’m saying is don’t be fooled by what you see on Instagram. The shit is fake, but the people who post aren’t. They are real ass imperfect people showing how perfect it is to be imperfect. Knowing this made me confident. Just know when you peep ( and hopefully like ) my photos you see that ya girl is genuinely happy and I’m proud of my imperfect life(@missderehney)I will continue to post my happiness. You should to (if it’s something you want)
P.S. UPDATE! Something I forgot to mention is the confidence shakers!! BE AWARE!! There will be people once they see you becoming more confident or loving yourself try and shake that from you. These people( comes in the form of family, friends and strangers) sometimes do it on purpose some do it unintentionally. Whatever the case don’t let it discourage you. Keep on loving YOURSELF and show them some too.