15/08/2017

Social Media, Influencers & Real Talk, Darling!

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it, it just blooms!”

The beauty of social media is that it provides a solid way to connect to people you know, people you’ve known and people you’ve never met.  You find yourself drawn to people who appear to be a reflection of what you aspire to become. Often wishing you had similar aspects in your life.

I often get incredibly sweet, kind messages from people I have never met that connect with my social media. Something I will always find hard to swallow is when someone calls me their inspiration… me? I could become a millionaire tomorrow with 100,000 followers and abs of steel – I would still be just like every other person out there. Just like you.

I am not perfect. I have made mistakes! HUGE mistakes, medium mistakes and little mistakes.
I’ve taken the love of others for granted. Hurt people with selfish acts.
I’ve also loved too much, given too much and held on to people for dear life no matter what the cost. The cost often being my self-esteem, dignity and confidence.
I’ve been stubborn and cut my nose of to spite my face, I’ve not taken opportunities that have literally landed in my lap and I’ve tried to salvage things that serve no value to my life.
I’ve smiled in pictures when I’ve been literally broken inside. Usually because I have refused to let go of something that is hurting me.

And you know what? I am not alone. Every single person you follow, the girl next door, the athlete, the actor – they have all made mistakes, experienced setbacks before getting to where they are, in fact 90% of them will be making one right this moment!

Don’t ever, be blindsided by a vision that is purposely displayed for your eyes and don’t ever compare yourself or put yourself down thinking that person is living a better life than you, because we are ALL equal, we all suffer the same and we all fight through every day to be the best person we can at the end of it.
I am an inspiration, I am my inspiration because I have not given up on my dreams, I have not given up on my happiness and I have not given up on myself.


 But I should not be your inspiration, darling, You should be your own


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