I posted this on my previous platform back in July and wanted to re-share this with you. Enjoy.
It is nice to admire others and inspire to be like them but it is also nice to be your own goals. It seems like social media has taken over and driving just about everything so you see your goals and aspirations from your favorite influencer to celebrity. It is so easy to get caught up in other people’s lives that you start to think that is how your life is supposed to go. You see your favorite Youtuber purchasing a new house, expensive car, going on shopping sprees, dating the hottest guy and so on. You see this and say to yourself, I want those things but in reality does it fit you and your current lifestyle?
I’ll admit to purchasing some things I see others purchasing online but I will stop myself when it is something way out of my budget or something I can’t see myself spending that much money on. As much as I want that particular item, it really isn’t a need. I have other things I could put that money towards and save. Sometimes I wish I could just go out an buy a house or spend hundreds of dollars on shoes and clothes( the most I ever spent on shoes was the ones for my wedding which were close to three hundred and so worth it!) and just buy makeup all the time. It would be nice but I don’t have the budget like some of these influencers and definitely live a different lifestyle.
Body images are also all over social media and it is so hard not to want to look a certain way. The perfect body to me is the body you look back at in the mirror and so happy with the way it looks. I know I’m not that disciplined to be in the gym about 5 days a week and eating super healthy to get my abs back I had in college. I choose to hit the snooze button in the morning instead of getting up to exercise or feel too tired to workout after getting home from work. This is reality but I am working on making time to exercise and eat better. I realized I can’t look like my ideal body images but I can be a better version of myself.
It can so easy to get consumed in the social media world with wanting to be #goals but it can be nice to be your own goals. Have a great weekend and see you guys Tuesday!