Social media isn’t always bad…
As you know, recently I made a huge change in my life. I realised that the life I was living in England wasn’t the life I have always imagined. I wasn’t truly living, I was going down a path towards merely existing.
January 2018 came and I was so busy in my life. I had so much going on in my personal life and also my work life. I was working on my dream job but my life still wasn’t fulfilled. I knew I wanted more.
Winter in the U.K. is miserable. It’s cold, it’s wet and it’s long. So as the days slowly went by, I knew there was no way I could do another winter stuck in London.
As August crept up quickly (as the summers usually fly by), I was determined to get out before it started to get cold. And I did.
By the beginning of October I was on a flight to Australia to chase summer and to start truly living.
I have been in Melbourne now for 5 months doing exactly that. Living the life I have always wanted. I am enjoying spending the money that I am earning. Not trying to save for a house I will never afford. Being able to take weekend trips away or going to incredible music festivals with the beautiful new souls that have entered my life.
But one thing that has held me back is being able to share my happiness, especially with friends back home or my followers. Why? Because there is always this misconception that whatever you post on social media is just the highlights of your life and not an honest picture.
In some cases this maybe true, but in a lot of circumstances people are truly living their best lives and it is ok for them to share it. In fact it is amazing if they do because they have chosen to live a happy life filled with joy and laughter. And when we share happy times in inspires others to make a change in their lives if they are not happy.
So start doing things that make your soul shine and if you want to share it, share it!
Don’t spend your whole life planning for the future. Live in the present moment and do exactly what you want to do now.
It’s ok to do things you don’t want to do sometimes. If you’re tired – call into work sick, you are owed those days. Take everyday of holiday that you are entitled too. Don’t allow anyone else to pressure you into doing things you don’t want too do.
Do not live your life to please others.
Go on, post a picture of you truly living your best life – I dare you. And then start living your life that way!