A few months back, I was having dinner with a friend, who is also a popular actress, and she was telling me about her last therapy session. She told her therapist that she just wants to be as happy as #Rihanna, cause look at how awesome @badgalriri's life looks on Instagram. Her therapist replied, "Look at how awesome YOUR life looks on Instagram" and that was the 'Eureka' moment for her. We all know we're faking it for social media, but we forget that we're not the only ones. This is important because it's a reminder that everyone's going through sh*t and that won't show on social media. The fact that this will probably get over 10,000 likes is proof that everyone's in the same boat. It's one thing to go through a struggle, but it feels even worse when we feel like we're all alone. When we thumb through our feeds, and begin comparing our struggles with what we see, it compounds that pain even more. It's important to remember that life doesn't begin after the struggles, life IS the struggles, and there's nothing wrong with having challenges to deal with in life, it's what makes us better. It's also important to remember how poisonous it is to compare yourself with others, if that means spending less time on social media, then so be it. It's YOUR responsibility to create an environment and make life choices that let you feel great. All of us have had those experiences, where after a long break from social media, we jump back on, only to feel like crap a few minutes later. You're not alone in your struggles, nor are you alone in thinking you're the only one. The grass is only greener on the other side because it's reflecting our envy, let's focus on our own lawn instead, get it right, then spread those seeds of happiness to help others improve their situations as well. #BLESS
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