My Filtered Life

10-snapchat-dog.w1200.h630Let’s talk about filters. They’re everywhere. Honestly, I don’t think very many of my followers on Snapchat and IG know what I look like anymore because I know for a fact that I’m addicted to filters. JkJk I kid I kid

But seriously…

I’m addicted so much so that when I take a filterless picture I’m kind of disappointed with my actual face. Crazy! I know. I wasn’t sure if that disappointment was something that I wanted to share with everyone but I know I can’t be the only one that’s been there. 

Those filters have a way of making flawed skin flawless, changing your eye color, giving you a full set of lashes and giving you a face beat to the gawds. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve left the house makeup less and no one would know because my snap filters saved the day lmao. It’s funny but scary all at the same time.

I may be getting to deep or thinking too hard but I see filters (giving us flawless faces and what not) are just adding the pressures we’re already getting from the media of being your best self at all times.

But I digress…

I totally understand the entertainment end of filters and probably over do it but I also foresee some image issues arising from the convenience of altering your face for photos but the dose of reality when you look in the mirror and are not who you portray to be. I’m sure there are some who get lost in the fantasy of filters to mask insecurities but the inability to carry that mask into their reality.

Filters,wherever they are are fun but be careful not to lose yourself in the fun.

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Are we really living?

It’s ok to log off sometimes…

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Recently I decided to take a step back from social media because I realized that I was entirely way too focused on other people's lives. This wasn't the first time that I had done this but this was the first time I actually analyzed why. I noticed that I was spending hours a day scrolling on my IG feed, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and back again looking at my "friends" live their lives. I've had conversations with my friends who are parents about their kids watching other kids play

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with the same toys that they have at home on Youtube meanwhile their toys are either left untouched or played with exactly how someone else played with them. To me this is no different than adults and social media. We're sitting there watching our peers play with our toys all while we either neglect our toys (gifts, talents, resources etc.) while ours go untouched or we try to emulate what someone else is doing to gain success.

We all know that if we didn't get a ticket to a concert, it's ok. We'll probably see every leg of the tour through Facebook Live, Instagram Live or SnapChat. (I've definitely been guilty of this.) You missed your friends birthday, no worries you can attend the same way. Weddings and Funerals aren't even safe which leads me to ask the question "Are you even paying attention and enjoying where you are?" Seriously, I've seen your kids off to school, went on your anniversary with you, I've even seen some of y'alls legs in the tub for bath time. (Don't act like you don't know the famous "me time" snap).Concert

Social media is great for entertainment, networking, keeping up with family and friends in such a mobile time but don't miss the beautiful things happening right in front of you while you're so focused on someone else's beautiful thing.