One of the things people recognise me for is my love of a selfie. I am that friend on a night out with the camera ready to take pics of all the best moments. I love taking pictures and keeping memories (believe me you should look at my camera roll.. I am a picture hoarder!) I am a self proclaimed selfie queen and believe me I could rival Kim Kardashian and her love of selfies.
I read an article lately about a woman who had posted all these beautiful images on Instagram and behind each image there was a story. It wasn’t a story about the image itself but more what was happening in her life at the time. It got me thinking how honest are we really when we are taking pictures? Not only how honest are we with our followers but how honest are we with ourselves?
The images above I took when I was actually really ill. I’ve been getting horrid chest pains and some days the pain can be crippling. It’s hard to explain what exactly is wrong but it’s basically my bones are all inflamed. Looking at those photos you can’t tell that I was in pain and that’s because I don’t feel the need to let people know that I’m in pain all the time. I would rather pull silly faces and live my best life. Am I being dishonest? I wouldn’t think so I am just wanting to focus on the positive things in my life than the pain. My smiles are all real and I’m just having fun!
So here’s my advice: do what you want to do! Take silly pictures, post your outfits of the day, laugh, cry, whatever you want! At the end of the days social media is an extension of you and what you want to show.
The selfie queen ✌🏻👑