I’m baaack! It’s been several months since my last post. Truth is, I haven’t felt like writing. For those who don’t know, I am pregnant with #3. Having other kids along with being considered “advanced maternal age” (at 36,) has me feeling all sorts of way, but mostly tired. Anyway, I hope you all have been doing well. I’m writing today about something that has been on my heart a lot lately. It’s real and raw, so bare with me….
Let’s face it, we’re all broken. In some way, we all have weaknesses and struggles. Some we may not talk about. But we all have them. No matter how an Instagram reel portrays someone’s “perfect” life, trust me, it’s far from that. I am not saying that to be a Debbie downer, but it’s true. I feel a lot of times outsiders looking in view someone’s life through the flawless lens that their social media portrays and it causes jealousy and depression. It leads to the comparison game which is unhealthy in itself, but is also detrimental to your mental health and your relationships. Now, hear me out, I am not at all saying that you shouldn’t watch Instagram reels or follow people on social media, or stop posting your whole life if you’re into that, but please, please guard your heart. Know who you are, and what God has called you to do so that you can stay away from the negativity that viewing these things can bring. Every single one of us is created perfectly in the eyes of our Lord, we all bring our own uniqueness to the table. If you’re having a hard time viewing yourself in a positive light please reach out. I’ve been there, and still struggle from time to time. Reach out to someone you love and trust, reach out to me, but especially reach out to Jesus. Read your Bible. There’s so much truth in there about who you are and why you were created. You my friend, are worthy of love and all good things. Look past the facades, don’t play the comparison game and love yourself and those around you.