Social media has a massive impact on everyone and everything, from little things like what shampoo you use (incase you want to snap a pic of that) to how people feel about their self image and sometimes it can all get a bit much.
A lot of my teen years where spent worrying about having the latest trainers or the most fashionable item of clothing, even if I didn’t even like it! Unlike many, I was never just given these things by my parents I always had to wait or earn it which made me want it even more! Looking back now I ask myself why?! Why was this ‘stuff’ so important? Really what I wanted to wear was red skinny jeans with black stars on but that just wasn’t cool?!
I also have crazy curly hair which is constantly surrounded by a light frizz (by light I mean massive frizz in all directions that grows as the day goes on). I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours I have spent straightening and flattening my hair because no one else has this wildness about them? But why does it even matter? Now if you see me and my hair is smooth or doesn’t have this frizz about it, you will know it is a special occasion because girls, I have way better things to do in life than straighten my hair every half an hour.
So now we can ask ourselves why do these things matter, why do we all care so much about other people and what makes us look like the popular people because I would much rather live my life how I want to and I am sure that no one would even care if I did go out with my red star jeans and my crazy hair. We should all complement each other and be proud of who we are and what we like because really, we are going to be the only ones unhappy if we don’t! Being yourself is always better than being someone else and if I can do it you can too!