Over the last two days I’ve had with different friends the same convo – how as mums we look at other people’s social media accounts and think ‘wow, they have it so together, going out for coffees, clean house and impeccably dressed bubs’. We compare ourselves and feel we come up short.
Then I mentally slap myself and remember that it is filtered, cropped and selected. A snap shot of their reality. That nothing and no one are perfect 100% of the time.
Yes, I like and appreciate beautiful images and captures as much as the next person, I use filters all the time and somewhat ‘stage’ certain shots by positioning Bub in the right way.
But in honour of my quest to be ‘real’ and to let others know your life is stunning even if it doesn’t look like a magazine shoot, here are some unfiltered, real pics I’ve taken today.
Kitchen after the morning rush:
Feeding Bub with his big bro:
It is all perspective. I can look at the earlier kitchen shot and think ‘I’m such a failure, didn’t get to clean before I went out’ or use self love and flip it to ‘I am so blessed that my family have food in their bellies and live in a home with a functional kitchen’. I’m learning each day to train my mind for a better outlook.
Would love it if you joined me! Yes, You and I will still use filters etc, but if you want to make a statement of ‘realness’, hashtag #amica4real on your Instagram pics which just capture, no editing required.
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