It’s easy to forget that we’re enough. And by that I mean that we are enough in who we are. Sure there are small things that we can change to be a better person. But it’s east to get wrapped up in the rat race that is life. Or what my parents would call “keeping up with the Jonses'”. Though we may not mean to, we spend a lot of our time comparing and contrasting how things could’ve been different if we did this instead of that or how if we got a different degree or a job in a field we really want.
Sure, those thoughts just come to us naturally but there’s one thing that we have to realize, we’re enough. We’re always striving for more money, a cushy career. Many of us have amazing talent but end up claiming it as a hobby because it’s too hard and too fearsome to really use those talents as a career. I am guilty for this. Completely guilty of it.
And when I say that we’re enough I mean that we are. How? Because if we weren’t people would take note about how we’re trying to be something that we’re truly not. Sure it’s easy to try to personify that we’re successful, that we’re not struggling with some things, but it’s also a lot harder to be true and genuine to yourself. That is something that I’ve been trying to work on. Being the real me. Not giving parts of myself to those who don’t need them. Giving all my energy to those relationships that truly fill me, more than the void that social media creates within me. Now that leads me onto my next point…
Not everything you see on social media is real. YES, that is the truth. We can try to be as transparent as we can be through a screen but we still sometimes fail. We want to share glorious posts about love, life and the travels that we’ve taken. We don’t want to share the nitty gritty. The fact that we just sobbed like a madman because we’re stressed out, spilled our tasty $5 latte on the ground that we buy as a treat every once in a while and that our depression is rearing its ugly head again and pulling at every string of doubt that we have. Yes, those parts we don’t share because it’s hard to put into words how we feel when we’re in that situation. But it’s easy for us to get lost in a glowing screen. To lose touch with the real friends. To say that we’re busy when we’re really just sitting on the couch with Blue Bloods playing in the background while we’re staring at our lovely glowing handheld phone.
I’m going to end this post full-circle here. Social media leaves us to decide what’s real or not. I shouldn’t say what’s “real” but rather what is glorified just for show versus what is the real situation. It leaves a door open to have us compare our lives and our current situation to someone elses, even our closest friends. Just remember that as we scroll, not everything is as it appears and that we are enough. We’re full of love. We’re full of potential. We’re full of Grace.. and yes, I capitalized that because well, it is deserved.
“Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.” – Suzy Kassem