I am slowly getting over this sickness! Whoo! Today felt so much better. I had lunch with my little sister before I go off to college. That girl is amazing. I feel like a mom, but watching her grow and handle life so well is delightful. She is the smartest person I know. And she has huge, powerful dreams that could really change the world. She might be my little sister but I certainly look up to her.
I want to talk briefly about the notion of the “Instagram worthy life.” I can honestly say I don’t have one. Lots of girls do, though. They post pictures with the friends every day- and they don’t have a picture down their feed that doesn’t include someone else. You know, people who party and do lavish, popular things- those are who seem to have Instagram worthy lives. I used to have an issue with this because it felt like I didn’t have enough friends or party enough but over the last year or so I have come to realize that being 18 doesn’t mean you need to do those things, or in this case, show the world that you do those things. I definitely stay at home most Friday nights. And most weekends this summer I spend hanging out with my family at the cabin. That is my life, and well it is not going to get 500+ likes on social media, I love it. I have spent nights and days growing into myself, learning to love myself, and seeing the world for what it is. I have a few good friends that would climb mountains to help me when I need it. Those are people we all need, and to them: thank you.
With that, you go! all those people on Instagram that do awesome and cool things. Sometimes, I really wish I was you. That is the thing with life, though. We all live it differently. I have come to accept and understand this for myself. I have overcome years of jealously for these people and that took a lot of work. Maybe you are struggling with this too, but just know- you have one life. Live it how YOU want. Do what you want to do, and be who you want to be. Be proud of what you do because no one else can do it.
This quote I found had a compelling impact on me:
“So from now on, screw “perfect.” Forget for a while about what kind of person you want to be, and just be the best version of the person you are. Hang out with the people you think are cool, not the people you’d like to be considered cool by. Do things because they interest you, not because they make you look interesting… and then, take stock in a month and see whether you’re not happier, healthier, and working on some actual friendships with other imperfect-but-lovely humans.” -Kat Rosenfield
This post is kind of messy, but hey, I tried. Feel free to leave me a message- it could be about anything. I am going to the MN State Fair tomorrow with my family, I am super excited (it makes me really proud to be a Minnesotan).
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Love and Respect, Rosie.