Squares

Hello Everyone!! It’s mid-October and this month will be over before we know it. Then it’s on to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Wowza…

This post is a little different than my normal posts. I’ve had some things on my mind that I wanted to share for two reasons: 1. I think it will feel good to put it out into the atmosphere. 2. Maybe someone else feels this way and they will be comforted that they are not alone. So here goes.

I started Pink Thoughts & Espresso Shots more than a year ago and it has been a great creative outlet for me. If you are new to my blog I actually work full time as a social worker and this blog is really a dream/passion of mine. I wanted to share my life, fashion, and whatever came across my path that I thought others may enjoy. I spend what spare time I can writing blog posts and getting content up on Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest. It’s fun and I enjoy it so so much. But sometimes it has the opposite effect on me. Instead of feeling joy and a sense of accomplishment from my blog I end up feeling like I don’t quite measure up.

Which brings me to the title of this post: Squares

Do you have an Instagram or Facebook account? If Yes ➡️

Do you find yourself scrolling through and comparing yourself to other’s squares? To the point it starts having a negative effect. You start to question yourself and what you are doing or have accomplished?

I’m very guilty of this when it comes to the blog and even sometimes in my personal life. I’m guessing that maybe some of you do the same?? Maybe not in terms of being a blogger but maybe in terms of your lifestyle in general. Social media is a really amazing creation but it also gives people unrealistic expectations. It makes people believe that perfection is the only way. That you have to look a certain way, your house has to be farmhouse chic and be decorated according to the next holiday, your children have to be adorable and dressed like little adults, and you and your husband love being photographed together while drinking coffee in bed. You see where I’m going. It’s bullshit really. Those little squares seem to find the most vulnerable part of ourselves and our lives and pull it to the forefront. And this is when social media only serves to fuel our insecurities. Because maybe your life isn’t where you want it to be or you are just in a slump and flipping through these squares makes it worse. If what I’m saying doesn’t happen to you I truly envy you. If it does just remember we are all doing the best we can and that’s good enough. You are good enough. Be you – don’t try to be anyone else. Your squares are beautiful and valuable.

If these negative thoughts happen to often for you give social media a break for awhile or let it go completely. It’s not worth questioning yourself or your life because it doesn’t measure up to someone else’s square.

Live your life outside that fucking square.

I more than anyone need that reminder.

End Rant.

Thank you.

Pink Thoughts & Espresso Shots 💕

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