Social Media Doesn't Know Best

Oh social media; from engagements, babies, new jobs and  promotions, moving to a new city - wherever life takes you, it’s on social media. Love it or hate it, we all know it’s an inevitable part of our generation.

 { Yes, that is a screenshot of my wedding-inspired board on Pinterest. No shame. I like pretty things, ok? Ok. }

{ Yes, that is a screenshot of my wedding-inspired board on Pinterest. No shame. I like pretty things, ok? Ok. }

For me, it’s way too easy to get wrapped up in being unsure of ‘where I should be’ rather than ‘being content where I am’. Social media can easily add fire to the issue. When an old friend gets engaged, it’s easy to think – wait, should that be me? Should I be moving? Should I have traveled there? Should I be having kids (totally not ready. Just an FYI)? Should I be renting an apartment with my fella? Am I where I want to be?

Boy oh boy, is it overwhelming. It’s like one minute you’re feeling completely content binge-watching Scandal with a glass(ok, bottle) of vino in sweats and the next you’re questioning whether or not she should be purchasing an Ikea dresser or wait, does it even go with your Pinterest board’s color palette? The's there.

Ok, so social media isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon and we must continue to witness everyone’s life changes including, but not limited to: the foods they’re eating, shows they’re watching, which Sex & the City character they’d be in their next life, how the Starbucks barista spelled their name wrong, which day love is 'high' on their zodiac reading, how much fro-yo they ate last night, etc., etc., etc. Yes, I’m guilty for posting a picture (or two, or three) of my newfound love of zucchini noodles or Insta-ing my new unbreakable vino glasses (hello, they're unbreakable!), but I will say I get a little too caught up in others life changes instead of focusing on my own.

Right now, I am where I want to be. No, I’m not engaged, married or on the hunt for a KitchenAid mixer, but I’m content. 

Sometimes I have to remind myself that, “You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.”

My life is certainly a work in progress, but I’m happy. Isn’t that all that really matters?