Vitamin Sea ☀️🌊
With the weather warming up, make sure you take some time out and have a long regenerative walk along the beach - nothing beats it ✨
But; don’t forget to slip, slop, slap with a good quality sunscreen - I use @little.urchin which is friendly to the skin and the environment ✨
So, IG removed likes. .
I ❤️ it. Do you
I’ve been on Instagram for 8 years now. Before that I was blogging, sharing and making friends that way for around 4 years before entering this platform. It’s so strange, choosing to share parts of yourself; it started for me as a photographer and avid journaler, the perfect space to combine those things. Then, with this page, was a space to connect, to process the hard of my postpartum depression then continued PMDD, to feel like I wasn’t alone, to show you you weren’t too. Fitness has been a love of mine since I was young; I have been in some type of sport since I was 5. Sharing workouts, information, progress in a way that in the end, you can achieve what it is you want, if you own yourself and your choices - then change them according to your goals. .
I used to not struggle with the “other side” of IG. The side where followers were yearned for, bought, sought as a means of importance along with likes and engagement. I only wanted to help and have a space where I could create and express. Over the last few years I’ve seen what it does to others. I’ve been witness more times than I’d like to count to seeing a person off screen not line up with the one they portray on screen. I’ve been subject to accusations, assumptions and shaming based on what someone interprets of me with the whole idea that because I put myself out there on social media; I’m asking for it. .
The last year has been one for me. I’ve stepped back. I hardly post on my personal account and I’ve just barely started picking up on this one again. I questioned my why, questioned why I was here for you, if you needed me and what I had to offer in the end. I’ve watched my follower count drop a surprising amount over the last 10 months — and chosen not to read into or care about it. I posted a post about not judging someone because of what we see; that their roots might grow much deeper than we can imagine. That post got 31 likes. The following, a transformation of me in a bikini, talking about my social body image got 219. If likes is the way I gauge what my audience wants - it’s more skin 😜. #wontbechanginganythinghere 😉