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:

✨ Your life looks so great, I am jealous (😲).
✨ Your lifestyle is amazing, I envy you (😳)!
✨ I wish I could live like you but…
❌ I have kids
❌ I have a house and a mortgage/rent to pay
❌ I have an office job/non-remote job
❌ I have no money
❌ I have… (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 good✨, the bad πŸ‘Žand the ugly πŸ‘Ί moments. This is out of my comfort zone but here I go πŸš€!

There are moments…
πŸ‘‰ That I feel lonely
πŸ‘‰ That I feel sad
πŸ‘‰ That I cry out loud
πŸ‘‰ That I feel misunderstood
πŸ‘‰ That there is no one around me to share my thoughts and emotions with
πŸ‘‰ That I feel restless and don’t know what to do with myself
πŸ‘‰ That I miss my family and friends really badly
πŸ‘‰ That I don’t want to be single
πŸ‘‰ That I am sick and tired of doing all things by myself
πŸ‘‰ That I am worried about my next destination, especially when my visa is running out
πŸ‘‰ That I am worried about what others will think of me
πŸ‘‰ 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 πŸ˜‰) – that you take a moment (or two) before you post something about being jealous or β€˜ I wish I could but’. It may look like the grass is greener on the other side but trust me, it isn’t (unless it is fake grass😝).

With love πŸ’œ and light✨,

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