My best life & social media: Is it always the bright side of life?

Today I realized I needed to share something with you that I rarely do: sharing about the less beautiful moments of my life. This topic came across my mind on this rainy day when I was sitting in front of my cabana at Selina Resort Rawai in Phuket, Thailand.

I realized that I actually only share my good moments on social media; me with a big smile on my face, and beautiful surroundings. But, believe me, it is definitely not always glitter and glamour. I have bad moments, blue days, moments that I just want to cry and wish for better moments.

The reason why I write this post is because of some comments I received, after posting something on my Social Media. The most heard comments were:

โœจ Your life looks so great, I am jealous (๐Ÿ˜ฒ).
โœจ Your lifestyle is amazing, I envy you (๐Ÿ˜ณ)!
โœจ I wish I could live like you butโ€ฆ
โŒ I have kids
โŒ I have a house and a mortgage/rent to pay
โŒ I have an office job/non-remote job
โŒ I have no money
โŒ I haveโ€ฆ (fill out your own reason)

I truly considered quitting sharing posts on my social media. But …a better idea came across: from now on I will share the goodโœจ, the bad ๐Ÿ‘Žand the ugly ๐Ÿ‘บ moments. This is out of my comfort zone but here I go ๐Ÿš€!

There are momentsโ€ฆ
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I feel lonely
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I feel sad
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I cry out loud
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I feel misunderstood
๐Ÿ‘‰ That there is no one around me to share my thoughts and emotions with
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I feel restless and donโ€™t know what to do with myself
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I miss my family and friends really badly
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I donโ€™t want to be single
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I am sick and tired of doing all things by myself
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I am worried about my next destination, especially when my visa is running out
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I am worried about what others will think of me
๐Ÿ‘‰ That I feel that my life sucks and is completely worthless

I guess – actually, I am pretty sure – that many of you are experiencing one or more of these things in your life as well.

So I hope – for the next time when I post pictures of clear blue waters, and white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees (most likely my next destination ๐Ÿ˜‰) โ€“ that you take a moment (or two) before you post something about being jealous or โ€˜ I wish I could butโ€™. It may look like the grass is greener on the other side but trust me, it isnโ€™t (unless it is fake grass๐Ÿ˜).

With love ๐Ÿ’œ and lightโœจ,

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