Hey y’all! In the “age of social media” it’s hard to feel like anything in our private lives is truly private. Every time I tune into Instagram stories, or read through my feed, I see gals spilling their guts on the ‘gram (which I totally respect- mad props to those that can put it all out there!) but I have come to realize that while I love to share & connect with each of y’all it’s fiercely important to me that some parts of my life live un-recorded. We talk SO much about what we share on Instagram so I thought it would be fun today to mix it up and share three things you won’t see on my Instagram!
ONE: My Dating Life!
I know, I know, I leave the juiciest part of my life out?! But here me out… as a lot of y’all know I’ve been in a “waiting period” for a few years and have been praying that if it’s the Lord’s will for me to meet someone that he’d open those doors for me. While I haven’t yet been in a super-serious relationship behind-the-scenes, it doesn’t mean that this girl hasn’t been dating! I’ve been in a few semi-serious “things” (for lack of a better word!) but it just didn’t feel comfortable for me to share for several reasons. The biggest one is that I choose to share and put myself out there on the internet, but a potential S.O. hasn’t made that choice and I am so protective of his privacy and wouldn’t never want to put him out there until he was ready! Also, while dating can be super fun and exciting, I’ve also dealt with my fair share of disappointments and heartbreaks, so having to “report back” and tell everyone that once again it didn’t work out… well it just amplifies those feelings of not being good enough! (Does that make sense?)
Any who, I say all this to say, that I hope one day to share a special someone with y’all- but it won’t be shared until we both agree that it’s worth sharing 🙂
TWO: My Amazing Friends!
So this one is totally my “fault” rather than a conscious choice! Y’all I feel like I could pinch myself, I am so lucky to be surrounded by the smartest, kindest, happiest, most supportive friends on the PLANET and I am the luckiest to have each and every one of them in my life! And the truth is that these ladies are so fabulous that when we spend time together we are totally conscious of putting our phones away and being in the moment- we are usually laughing too hard to remember to take a picture! It’s always like an hour later that we say “oh we should have taken a picture!” So while they may not always be front & center on my Instagram, know that I consider myself beyond blessed to have so many lovies in my life!
I mean, is it a surprise to anyone that I say “no way” to negativity in my life and most especially on my social media? You want negativity- turn on the news! You won’t be getting it from my account! ha.
But seriously y’all, my heart is to inspire women to have fun getting dressed & add more color to their life! That’s basically the most fun mission ever! I never want to overshadow that mission with divisive talk around politics, world events, & personal opinions, I always want Girl Meets Bow to be a place where everyone feels welcome and included! (FYI: this doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions or thoughts around topics- I just choose to keep my focus here around inspiring others!)
Alright- your turn! Do you bare it all on the ‘gram? Do you have some topics you keep private too? Tell me your thoughts! Also, if there is specific content you ever want to see on my account- share! I love to hear from y’all 🙂