The Social Media Image

Social media, specifically Instagram, only shares part of the story. It shares the parts we want to share and leaves out the rest. All most people see is a few photos, snapshots of someone’s week. I share the good parts, the smile on the beach in Barcelona, a gym selfie, new goals, my breakfast, or whatever. Those are real moments; I try to not post bullshit, but at the same time I do try to keep it aesthetic, creative and happy. We don’t all share everything, and rightly so. This past year has been the hardest of my life. I have been fortunate enough to take an amazing trip traveling throughout Europe. This trip has been on my to do list since I was little and I luckily had an amazing guy by my side that helped make this dream of mine come true. It’s also been painful. Not everything is always exactly as it seems. There is more to a person’s story than the few pictures you see, don’t compare to them to yours. Whether someone has 100 followers or 10,000. Each have their own struggles and each have their own successes. I love sharing positivity on my Instagram but I felt like it also needed a “real” moment.

#WorldMentalHealthDay.

 

p.s. My trip has truely been a great experience! I’m heading home tomorrow and can’t wait to share photos and what not with you guys! If you aren’t already, go follow my Instagram for some pics from my trip! @ashleygabriellea