Like many people, I play the cruel game of “he has, she has,” on social media. “She has the perfect body, he’s so well traveled, she has a better career…” It gets exhausting, even toxic.
I work in social media, and I spend a tremendous amount of timing living in the facades that bloggers, celebrities and even my peers create. I scroll through feeds of perfect outfits, beautiful photography and lavish meals; my self-esteem lowering with every thumb swipe.
What’s more troubling is that, like an addiction, I come back for more. I love fashion. I love food. I love photography. I love to stay up to date and be in-the-know about the latest trends. So why does participating in this world cause me so much pain?
As an avid viewer, I believe we don’t allow ourselves to celebrate the little victories of our daily lives. Instead, we view the “Best Of” reel of someone else’s and question our journey when they don’t seem to measure up.
I wanted to create a blog that allowed me to express my various passions, all while empowering others to find theirs and to love and embrace small victories. If even one person takes away a morsel of self-worth and good feelings, or a single Soul Cookie, than I have succeeded.