Nobody’s life is perfect, and what I am seeing is a self-edited version. I’m shown carefully selected excerpts of from key moments, so that I will perceive them a certain way, whether that’s successful, beautiful, carefree, or having it all. I’ve learned that I can’t allow myself to build these people up in my mind. My peers don’t actually live in a fantasy; I’ve just put them in one.
Do This Don’t: Embrace Your Social Media Envy by Heather Sundell (via bea-drinks-tea)
Confidence; as a teenager? Because I knew what I loved. I loved to read; I loved to listen to music; and I loved cats. Those three things. So, even though I was an only kid, I could be happy because I knew what I loved. Those three things haven’t changed from my childhood … That’s a confidence. If you don’t know what you love, you are lost. ~ Haruki Murakami