Up until recently I hadn’t been sharing, posting, or uploading to any social media platform. With Instagram being my platform of choice, I was still active in that I was scrolling and double tapping and commenting when inspired to do so though sharing what was happening on this side of the screen wasn’t happening.
Rather than worrying about whether or not we’re meeting the requirements or expectations put into place by others, we can choose to turn the attention inwards and focus on the person we want to be when showing up.
Over the course of a month I was on the receiving end of criticism, judgement, and even a few derogatory terms because a choice I was considering was unpopular. Certain comments hit me much like a wrecking ball because I had shelved everything else as I directed and devoted my full effort, energy, and focus to the one thing I was now considering walking away from.
In this day and age of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, so on and so forth and the illusion that a certain amount of followers equates to a specific status, it’s really no wonder why we’ve confused our worth with our titles, social media followings, even our material possessions.
Life is a journey for each of us. The sooner we can remind ourselves that every adventure will require awareness, curiosity, compassion, and vulnerability, the sooner we can breathe out that impossible idea of having control over every single aspect of our lives.