Happy Sunday everyone! I just got back from church and now I am just prepping for the week ahead, but decided to take a little break and write a blog post.
Social media is pretty much taking over the internet today. I enjoy using social media and I definitely get on it probably a little too much, but I'm not against it at all. However, there are a few problems with it. Today, I'm going to focus on the very popular hashtag, #goals. It's evident that people are harshly judging themselves and comparing themselves to others on Instagram.
I am so guilty of going through Instagram feeds and looking at pictures and getting this view of people who have what I think is the perfect body, perfect life, perfect relationship, perfect..whatever; often forgetting that social media is usually just the highlights, not every bit of a person's life. For example, if you look at my Instagram, you'll see pictures of Atlanta, my boyfriend, my family, etc. All of those pictures are pictures that I choose to share because I think they look pretty or show a happy moment. However, I don't show a picture of David, my boyfriend, and I in the middle of a discussion about something we don't agree on. I don't show you a picture of me feeling stressed because finances are rough. You don't see that. You see the good things and perhaps if you look at that and get a distorted view of life as always being perfect.
There is nothing wrong with using #goals at all. I use it sometimes, but what I'm trying to say is don't get caught up in thinking that life is perfect. Don't lose sight of yourself and who you are trying to have a so-called perfect life. It is unattainable. I could chase all the things in this world, but in the end, it all goes away. To step away from the hashtag for a second: goals are not a bad thing to have either. I have goals for my life. I have personal, professional, and spiritual goals. For me, I look to Christ and to have a deep relationship with Him is my ultimate goal in this life.