The People We Pretend To Be On Instagram

17 Jan

This is one of the reasons for my Facebook hiatus and why I have a blog. I don’t want anyone to ever browse through my photos and get the impression that my life is one big happy time. There are dark places and boring places and I want to always present a balanced and honest account of who I am.

Thought Catalog

I know a girl who eats #brunch a lot. She often wears a #littleblackdress and takes pictures with her friends; they all have skinny arms and flawlessly toned skin. Every #coffee that she drinks is in a porcelain white cup with an elaborate foam design on top, and all of her #pizza is the fresh Italian kind, with full moon mozzarellas and perfectly crispy crusts. She is awake for every #sunrise and on a #beach for every #sunset. She #vacations bimonthly. Her feet always have a fresh #pedicure because she photographs them every time that she is #atthebeach, normally on one of her bimonthly vacations. Her #hometown is a quaint New England village but she also lives in #NYC, and flits back and forth between the two effortlessly, a blur of life and vitality and travel.

The girl who exists on Instagram actually lives the same exact life that I…

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