Instagram. To most, its just an app on a cell phone, but, to some, it is so much more than that. It is community, self expression, connection, and inspiration. It is easy to get consumed by social media and its expectations, I agree. It is easy to see people's pictures/ lifestyle and be envious or jealous. But what if our perspective changed? Maybe instead of envy, we feel joy because in that moment, that person on your feed found something to be happy about, or thankful for, and decided to post about it. Instead of thinking everyone is trying to make their lives 'seem' great, but maybe thinking that in that moment their life is great. It is easy to get consumed with what we do not have after seeing what others have, but what if we were happy for them? This may not always work, but instead of blaming an app for what it might be doing to our lives, maybe we should take a look at how closely we are letting it affect our thoughts? No, life isn't perfect. But why is it such a bad thing to just share some of its goodness through an app that allows us to interact with lovely people and friends.
This is just part of the lovely conversation I had with my sweet friends Elise + Scott Grice. I actually met them through instagram and am so thankful for that! They have a beautiful feed that is representative of their business, Hey Sweet Pea. They are open + honest about some parts of life, but are not concerned with sharing everything. This is a boundary that is sometimes hard to create. I featured these two on Made with Love a few months back and have loved getting to know them. They are currently starting a new adventure in their trailer, Finn. They will be traveling around the U.S., meeting some of their clients/ students and working on their business on the road. I met them out at Mckinney State Park while they were in Austin and these are a few pictures from the magical evening!