We put so much pressure on ourselves nowadays don't we. I remember before the days of social media (ok I actually remember the days before actual computers but we won't go into that) life really was a lot simpler. I mean you would cook your dinner and tuck straight in, now I'm like "hold up everyone I need a photo for insta" I mean what the hell, and then when you finally tuck in to your dinner is cold. Back in those days you would use your mobile phone to make actual phone calls and have actual conversations that no one else could read via Facebook or Twitter, its funny how we feel the need to share every aspect of our lives now isn't it and i know this post probably sounds massively hypocritical seeing as i openly share snippets of my life on my blog and I love doing it but sometimes wouldn't it be nice to just switch off from the social world from time to time.
What i have noticed is that people generally share all the good stuff, portraying the perfect life and now there is so much pressure on having the perfect home, the perfect clothes, the perfect marriage,the perfect child, the perfect figure, the perfect hair, the perfect make up and do you know what striving for perfection is both expensive and exhausting and its a waste of money anyway because there is no such thing as perfect!!!
I've lost count how many times I've scrolled through Instagram and thought "oh her life is perfect" or "I wish I could afford to go on holiday 5 times a year" or "why don't I have 10 Mulberry handbags"
I'm not really sure where I'm going with this blogpost. I suppose sometimes I just need reminding that people only put their best (filtered) bits on Instagram (myself included) and everyone has bad days and no ones life is perfect regardless to how it may seem in those tiny little squares.
What I do want to do is make more of an effort to enjoy the free things in life, because the best things in life are free after all. So this Spring/Summer I'm going to make a bucket list of cheap/free things that I want to do and tick them off to prove to myself that you don't have to spend a fortune to have a happy fulfilling life and to focus on what I have already got and not what I haven't. Life doesn't have to be perfect and I'm ok with mine being ok.