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I remember a time, when my world looked real instead of a reel. 😍 . Yesterday a friend sent me a

I remember a time, when my world looked real instead of a reel. 😍 . Yesterday a friend sent me a

I remember a time, when my world looked real instead of a reel. 😍
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Yesterday a friend sent me a screenshot she had of my IG profile back in 2014, and it looked sooooo different. 😳
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Back then I hadn’t learned to edit photos yet, or plan my IG grid in advance, so to my now trained eye, it looked a hodgepodge mess of colors that were too bright and didn’t match one another. 🙈
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But you know what?
It was real. It was all me. It was innocent, and there’s beauty in that too. 😍
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These days, I find myself starving for authenticity as I scroll, and it feels like it’s getting harder and harder to find. 😬
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Moments of “no filter”, both literally and metaphorically, are becoming increasingly rare in this heavily edited, highlight reel-oriented world that we’re living in. 😬
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The awareness isn’t lost on me that as an “influencer”, I contribute daily (in small ways) to the very things I’m complaining about being part of our reality. 😬
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I justify my misgivings about that by telling myself this is the world we live in, and I’m just keeping up with what people like to see… but I’m starting to think you all might be as hungry for authenticity as I am. 🤔
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In the spirit of 2014 me, here is a photo with no editing and #nofilter, complete with a couple back rolls, and a woman in the background peeking through above my lower back. 😂
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Normally I’d photoshop her out, but I’m tired of seeing photos at places I know are crowded, with one lonely looking girl in a perfect outfit in the center. 🙄
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Cheers to a world filled with people, even if they mess up your photo. 🥂
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Cheers to back rolls that we all have in a pose like this. 🥂
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Cheers to real life that looks a little messy over fake life that looks “perfect”. 🥂
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Cheers to knowing that YOU are as worthy of love as the “you” in your highlight reel. Comment YES if you agree. 💗
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Grateful and glowing with @vitalproteins, and rocking @aloyoga ✨ #feedyourbeauty

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