Most of the time what you see on social media is just the highlight reel. When I started this blog and my IG account it was on the notion of helping others. Helping others like me feel “normal”. Helping others realize that they aren’t the only one who goes through “stuff”. Helping others realize that life sucks sometimes, but it doesn’t have to get the best of you. Helping others realize that being a hot-mess is not the end-all.

I am real. What you see is what you get! My life is not happy all of the time. Some days are harder than others.

Social Media Is Just The Highlight Reel

It’s been three weeks to the day since my heart surgery. I have to admit when my husband took this pic (he’s been helping me document this journey to heart health) I wasn’t happy. I was tired. I was in pain. I was irritable and I was wondering how I was going to make it past that moment. And then they wanted me to walk?! I wasn’t happy… to say the least! This pic isn’t in the best focus, it’s isn’t the prettiest or IG worthy maybe, but it depicts real-life.

Social Media is Just the Highlight Reel

But three weeks later…. I’m still sore. I can’t drive just yet. I’m still irritable sometimes. But, I’m hopeful. I’m thankful. I’m blessed. I’m loved. I’m alive. This is real life….. I may not be happy every minute of the day, but I remember where my happiness comes from. When I can’t find it, I seek it and look up. And then I’m happy again.

You see… it’s okay to feel all of the feelings. It’s okay to be sad, mad, worn-out and tired. But, don’t stay there! Look up, find your gratitude, give yourself some grace, love others and most importantly love yourself! You are worth it!


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