Thanks for all of your supporting comments on yesterday’s post. Check back next Wednesday for part 2.
Time for another round of “behind the Instagram,” where I “reveal” the full back story to some of my most recent posts. Instagram has held the top spot in my social media favorites for quite some time, but I still need a reminder that life isn’t picture perfect. Sometimes the back story is more interesting and funny than the caption. But for the sake of space and, admittedly, style, I’ll reserve the long story for here.
Behind the Instagram #3
1. I’ll get the sad one out of the way….this was taken the day before I was supposed to run my third marathon. We all know what happened with that. I ended up spending a few nights with my parents in Naples, FL and while it was the perfect distraction, it was not the weekend I intended it to be.
2. Is this avocado ornament not the best ornament ever? Funny thing is, it was the only gift I knew I was getting on Christmas morning. Over Thanksgiving break I went shopping to buy my present for the BGB Secret Santa and came across this ornament in Sur La Table. I picked it up for my Secret Santa but I also walked to the register with one for me. My mom stopped me and asked why I would buy myself an ornament. I said I was “so obsessed” with it that I “needed it” right then and there. She rolled her eyes and told me she already bought it for me weeks ago….needless to say I put it back on the shelf.
3. I was so proud of myself that a) I tried cauliflower rice again, b) I cooked it- and all of dinner- myself and c) I didn’t hate it as much as the first time. Still not sold though. However, I’m not exaggerating when I say that our house smelled like cauliflower for three days. I was not the favorite child for that time. No worries, I’ve regained my title.
4. And the best for last….If this isn’t the perfect example of “behind the Instagram” I don’t know what is.
This is what that scene looked like if you zoomed out…
I know I’m not alone in this, but it’s always funny to see what goes into taking a picture. Thanks to my mom for capturing this moment and reminding me to always keep it real.