Instagram: My Thoughts on Insta Envy

Insta Envy is when you look at someone else's Instagram feed and feel bad about yourself because their life looks perfect. Today I want to talk about this kinda, but more focus on the motives behind making your Instagram look perfect & doing something just so you can Instagram it, and consider the question, is it really wrong?

I'm going to break this topic into two sections: First, I'm going to talk about the phrase 'do it for the gram' and then I'm going to talk about whether or not it's wrong to try and make your life look great on Instagram.

New Year's "Resolutions"

Okay guys, so blogger had some sort of update, like more than a month ago. And I've only just figured out how to access my reading list yesterday. I can't tell you how frustrating it was not being able to see all of your lovely blog posts! And I didn't realize how much you all inspired me, because during the time when I couldn't read your blogs I was so uninspired and took a long break from blogging. Well, seeing all your blog posts that I've missed really inspired me to blog again, so here I am! I'll probably never be a consistent blogger, but I do hope I never give it up completely. I love the community of bloggers I have here and connecting with all of you guys!

What I Would Tell My 12 Year Old Self (Advice for Those in Middle School)

It's universally acknowledged that middle school is a pretty sucky time, for everybody. I mean,  I was homeschooled and it was still hard! It's the time in your life when you really start trying to find yourself, which usually means more than a few poor fashion choices and some iffy flirting techniques. I'd say I'm still in the process of 'finding myself' (and honestly I'm not sure if that process ever truly does end!) but I'm so much more sure of myself and confident in who I am now than I was back in middle school. There's definitely a few things I would tell my younger self if I could, and so I'm going to be sharing this advice with all of you. If you're in middle school or around that age, I hope that this advice can help you out in some way! For those of you past that stage in your life, feel free to have a laugh with me and hopefully you can find this post somewhat relatable!

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