You Are Not Your Instagram Feed

Feeling less than perfect on the gram? Girl there are a whole lot of things happening behind those little squares- and you are NOT your Instagram feed!

Blue Toile Dress c/o || Nude Wedges (the perfect summer sandal!) || Bow Clutch c/o

Hey y’all and happy Wednesday! This short week due to the holiday is totally throwing me off but we’re back in the game today, right?!

Taking a step back from the blog & instagram to focus on “real life” has definitely offered me a bit of perspective lately. I have been so guilty of scrolling Instagram and envying others who had what looks like a perfect life. What’s even worse? I’ve been guilty of crafting a feed that gave off some form of “perfection” without sharing the gritty, real moments that happen all the time behind the scenes. The hardest thing of all? I judged my own life based off of those pesky little squares. Yep- that crazy little voice in my own head was judging my worth off of tiny square pictures on Instagram!

But, in the past few months, as I focused on friends, family, faith, and one special guy (:)) I’ve learned a very important lesson: you are not your Instagram feed! Let me say it again for the people in the back: you are not your Instagram feed! Sure, the pictures you post, the outfits, the captions, the memories, the places- they are a part of you. They tell a portion and a side of your story… but they don’t tell the whole story. Our big, beautiful, bold, messy, imperfect, amazing life can’t be squished down inside four straight lines and cannot be contained on an app. There are so many amazing moments happening every day- big ones and small ones- and sharing every second would be impossible. So I’m learning to embrace those moments, sharing what & when I can, but also treasuring some privately- and making a life that I am so proud of!

Blue Toile Dress c/o || Nude Wedges (the perfect summer sandal!) || Bow Clutch c/o

Whew! Didn’t mean to get quite so deep today but I had so much on my heart around this topic and couldn’t wait to share with y’all! As always, I love learning from you and hearing what you think. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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15 Comments

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      June 4, 2019 / 12:44 pm

      I am so glad that this resonated with you Katie!

  1. BIana
    May 29, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    Could not agree with this sentiment more! It’s easy to get caught up on what we see or what we put out there,but like you said, it’s the highlight reel of our life, not our full life! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. May 29, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    Yesssssss girl could not love this post more! And can we talk about how insanely happy I am for you and that one special guy <3
    Green Fashionista

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 30, 2019 / 9:31 pm

      Awww thank you! I couldn’t be happier!

  3. May 30, 2019 / 6:57 am

    Gorgeous outfit. Love the fun palm trees – perfect for summer! And thank you for the great reminder. Not my IG feed. It’s hard not to get sucked in!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      June 1, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      So so hard- it’s something I have to remind myself of daily!

  4. May 30, 2019 / 8:04 am

    This is such a great reminder not to fall into the comparison trap. You see picture-perfect shots but not the whole story! Your maxi dress is gorgeous! Love the print!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      June 4, 2019 / 12:44 pm

      It’s so hard not to fall in the comparison trap- but also so important! Thanks Jill!

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 31, 2019 / 5:52 am

      The sweetest season in the world 🙂 Thank you for your constant support!

  5. May 30, 2019 / 5:07 pm

    Girl, you are so right! I took a few months off at the beginning of the year! It felt so good! Instagram shows snapshots, not what really goes on behind the scenes!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 31, 2019 / 5:52 am

      Absolutely! Glad you feel recharged after your time off- you were missed!

  6. May 30, 2019 / 9:59 pm

    A very very important reminder for us all! Happy weekend!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

    • girlmeetsbow
      Author
      May 31, 2019 / 5:51 am

      Thanks so much Patty! Hope you have a lovely weekend as well!

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