“You can’t see the forest through the trees.” That’s a common saying about focusing on the little things and not recognizing the big picture. But what about the opposite?
Social media is definitely a “you can’t see the trees for the forest” kind of place. Everything looks picture perfect, neat, pulled together, ideal. But life isn’t that way, and we know that. Life is messy, chaotic, hectic, but beautiful, astonishing, mesmerizing all at once. There are a lot of things that make a life a life, a human a human, make real look, well, real. And those things can often be overlooked when we consume so much edited, doctored, picture perfect material. This picture is almost identical to the one before it on my feed, but real life is happening in the background, and on me.
In this picture you might see at first glance:
👉🏻a pretty pose
You might not see right away:
❗️#humira injection marks on my leg
❗️anxiety, stress, bouts of depression
❗️cellulite and stretch marks ahoy!
It’s all there. And it’s important to embrace that imperfect, messy, bruised and bumped life that we all live. I am always working on watering my individual trees. Tending to them. Helping them grow. I hope everyone knows that life isn’t just a forest, not just whole, complete. It’s full of constantly changing, always growing trees. And all of your trees make you who you are: a beauitful, perfectly imperfect, divine creature worthy of all the love in this world and the next.
Love your trees, everyone, and build your forest 🌳 💜
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