5 Unattractive Photos of Me That are Nonetheless 100% Accurate

Often, when I’m bored, I’ll go through my old Facebook photos.

It makes me smile to see all the lovely faces in my life, and remember how I felt on certain days when I posted certain things.

But I can’t help but wonder sometimes – how am I coming across to other people on social media?

Am I depicting myself or my life as “perfect?”

Am I sharing too much of “the good life”, and not enough of “the real life?”

Does it even matter?

Yes! Yes, I think it does matter. Because the truth is, sometimes I’ll scroll through my home feed and catch myself thinking, “Wow, she has the best skin.” “If only I had her talent for makeup! She looks amazing” “How does her hair look so perfect?!”

And there’s a danger to this kind of thinking!

So, to fight against this social media trend of only showing “sunny skies,” here are

5 Unattractive Photos of Me That are Nonetheless 100% Accurate:

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Up first is a classic nap time photo of me and Gromit. Not pretty, but pretty frequent!

I call this the "E.T." Colson snapped this beaut while I was cracking up under the covers in California this summer.
I call this the “E.T.” Colson snapped this beaut while I was cracking up under the covers in California this summer.

Throwback to last month when I was 50% through my pregnancy and 100% through with being sick.
Throwback to last month when I was 50% through my pregnancy and 100% through with being sick.

Let me tell you something: if you love having derpy photos taken of you, just get married! This is my experience, at least.
Let me tell you something: if you love having derpy photos taken of you, just get married! This is my experience, at least.

And finally, me at my finest: going SnapHappy. No regrets, no apologies, light on the mild sauce, please.
And finally, me at my finest: going SnapHappy. No regrets, no apologies, light on the mild sauce, please.

So, here’s the thing.

This week, while you’re scrolling through Facebook and Instagram and even LinkedIn, remember this:

– People present themselves in a certain way on social media, whether they’re doing it purposefully or not.

– Nobody has a “perfect life.”

and finally,

– Be mindful of how you’re presenting yourself on social media. Are you using it to share positive, uplifting things? Do you share things that bring others or yourself down? Or are you like me and use social media 99% of the time simply to find and share pictures of cute animals?

Go forth and social media smartly, millennials!

kelsieesther

5 thoughts on “5 Unattractive Photos of Me That are Nonetheless 100% Accurate

  1. I love the last one hahaha
    Those things were on my mind very often and so I decided to quit facebook hahaha maybe not the best option but now there’s nobody to annoy me with perfection and I don’t have to act 🙂 good post!

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    1. Bravo for quitting Facebook! I’ve considered it tons of times and tried it once, but I’ve settled for taking Facebook breaks every couple months or so. It’s my version of a cleanse. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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      1. Same here, but I always came back. This time I invested days into deleting each single friend, status or pic. Now I have no reason to go back. And it’s a special feeling of freedom knowing that it’s finally over.

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