***Thanks for your kind and supportive words on yesterday’s post. I think we can all agree that great things happen when we challenge ourselves**
Happy Friday! Although this is only my first week of class I’m very happy about the upcoming three-day weekend. I need an extra day to get my life together…and finally buy school supplies.
Today I want to share a new Instagram account called “Women in Real Life” @womenirl run by Real Simple magazine. I loved Real Simple before I discovered their new account (it’s my dream to work for them!) but this project has solidified my loyalty.
“Women in Real Life” showcases the moments that aren’t normally posted on social media. You know, the huge laundry pile in your room or the dinner you ate that looked like sh*t (excuse my language). Women tag their photos of “unfiltered moments” with #womenirl and the account will repost it. You will not see pictures of designer clothes, tidy desks, or 5-star restaurant meals because most people don’t live like that.
We don’t live Pinterest-perfect lives. Things are messy and random. We don’t always jump out of bed at 5 a.m. excited to workout. Our clothes don’t always match.
A lot of the photos are motherhood related, but the basis of the project is relatable to everyone.
This account reminds us to take social media posts with a grain of salt. We tend to share just the high points in our life and hide the majority of our day-to-day. I know it’s easy for me to fall into the comparison trap as I constantly see “perfect” pictures posted by friends, bloggers and celebrities. It’s refreshing to follow an account dedicated to unfiltered and imperfect moments. If nothing else, it’s gives me a laugh and some reassurance that I’m doing OK in life. Even when I don’t wear matching socks.
In the spirit of sharing REAL moments, here are some of my #womeninrl pictures from yesterday:
This is how excited I was to workout this morning. Dark circles, tired eyes and a completely non-matching outfit. The long-sleeved shirt did come off before I ran.
This was dinner last night. Awful lighting and a hodgepodge of food. I know it’s not very Emily Post-like to cut your food before you’re ready to take a bite, but I do.
This is the current state of my bathroom counter. I haven’t unpacked since I’ve been back (5 days now) and I’ve been living out of travel cases.
There you have it, my unfiltered moments from yesterday. I hope you have a perfectly imperfect weekend free of filters, touch-ups and stress :)
What is your #womeninrl moment from this week?