Life filtered. 

Because of what I post on Instagram, I’ve had a few people tell me how fun my life is, how happy my family looks, how cool my job is, etc…you get the point.

As much as I’d like to say what I capture in photos is a perfect reflection of my real life, *surprise, surprise* it’s not.

I don’t try to intentionally make my life seem perfect—I just like capturing good moments. Think of it this way…you know how when you read posts, articles, or anything online really that expresses negativity, you find yourself feeling rather…down? I can’t speak for you but that’s how it’s like for me.

Sharing the negative events in my life will just spread bad vibes to others or will expose the personal business and private matters in my life that I should really be keeping to myself.

Reading negative things spread negativity and that’s the last thing I want to contribute to.

But trust me, I’m human and so is everyone else around me:

My family experiences fights with each other—I don’t share that.

I have my fair share of bad days with my boyfriend—I don’t share that.

I have extremely stressful days at work—I don’t share that.

I still have my academic breakdowns—I don’t share that.

I experience loneliness from time to time—I don’t share that.

If anything, whenever I do talk about my bad days I always try to end it in a way that makes it seem like the glass is half full. Of course this makes me come off as optimistic (as I like to think I am in most situations) thus contributing to that whole “life is going fine and dandy” visage.

As a social media user you have to hold yourself accountable for remembering that the lives you see in photos are filtered (literally and figuratively) and are by no means an accurate depiction of what their life is truly like. 

But hey, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the bad days. As much as I hate my bad days in the moment I’m experiencing them, I’ve accepted and understood the very fact that life will always be an inevitable mixture of good and bad days.

After all, you can’t have good days without bad ones, right? 🙂