We all know that feeling. We're scrolling through our Instagram feeds, seeing all the perfect girls with their tanned skin, slim figures, and perfect hair. Next thing we know, we're scheduling a tanning session, planning our workout routines, and calling the hair salon, all to look like those girls online. But the thing is - that isn't who we are.
There's so much more to us than what social media highlights. That girl you've been following since high school just posted a super cute selfie of her and her boyfriend on vacation, and one of your college besties just posted a beach pic of her rocking her toned figure in a bikini. It takes every once of our strength not to rage with jealousy. It's a horrible feeling, but we have to train ourselves to be okay with where we are in life.
News flash: being perfect isn't something worth striving for. Yep, you heard me. If we are constantly trying to be perfect, we are missing out on the beauty of who we actually are. Our own quirks and imperfections is what makes us unique. If we all look the same, act the same, and have the same story, what separates us from the next girl? Exactly - nothing.
We all have things that make us unique. Some of us are clumsy, some of us snore, and some of us have dimples when we smile. Some of us don't have thigh gaps, some of us have uniquely shaped birth marks, and some of us have little baby hairs that curl out from our ponytails. Some of us have scars, some of us don't have perfectly white teeth, and some of us aren't super athletic. And that's okay.
It doesn't matter where we are in our lives, being real is more important than being perfect.