Instagram vs Reality…

Insta....“Instagram….”

If I’ve heard anything over and over again this year it’s this phrase. πŸ‘†πŸ»

Social media to overtake the world for 2018 or what’s the prediction? 🧐
i write posts like these because they are my genuine opinion and 9 times out of 10 I am more or like guilty of it.

(Also, im just seriously bad at having to say what’s on my mind so if it’s harsh or not i wanna share it πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ)

So anyway basically BIG REVEAL….

My InstagramΒ is not my reality.

Yeah obvs gal. (Say most of you hopefully)

We quite clearly choose the nicest meals, outfits, perfectly placed winged eyeliner selfies to upload to the grid because why would we not?

It’s gonna get the likes, it’s gonna look more pretty, it’s gonna get us that attention we are looking.

So how come some people are not willing to admit this?! Believe it or not this perfect life we all live in squares doesn’t follow through in an all day every day situation (for everyone)...

Thankfully for instastories and captions I feel I can use that in a way to let people (who don’t know me) have a little more insight into my personality beside the image I’m posting – which I feel is VERY important.

There is nothing worse than laughing away at someone’s insta caption then meeting them in real life and they couldn’t think of something witty to say if you slapped them round the face with it? πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Along with the “OMG hun you look soooo beaut here 😍😍😩comments but can’t fire as much as a wave in your direction if you passed them on the street?!

DONT GET IT.

Instagram is not that far away from real life, so what’s the big deal in expressing the same feelings to one another via social media than to a real life handshake?!

Now don’t get me wrong, if I met harry styles in real life I would totally play down all the fan girl tweets I’ve sent over the years…. πŸ™„

We all know everyone’s instagram is a selection of their highlights in life, we can pick and choose what way we wanna portray ourselves on social media, but do me a favour and try play some of it out in real life.

The instagram vs reality battle would be a lot more fightable if everyone wasn’t afraid to be themselves!

And personally for me, I would much rather give someone “real” a like and a follow πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Real life...“Real life…”

Speak soon;
Lotsa love

AG xxo

 

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End of the road

As another year somehow comes to a close, I love to reflect over the last 12 months.

Automatically you jump on the “pft haven’t really done much this year”

When in reality you sit back and have a real look at everything you’ve went through, overcame and accomplished.

I looked back on my blog from this time last year and had written a Similar post on what I wanted to achieve for the new year

And apart from the being seriously single part (which I have accepted is life) i can tick off my list as I’ve done them all!

To see a written list being ticked off gives my organisational head all sorts of delight.

Rather than write a “I need to do this next year” list; I thought I would look at things I’m proud of myself for doing this year instead.

If you can’t give yourself a pat on the pack then who can? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • One of my main focuses was to develop in my career – which I have. Just after 6 months in my new job I was promoted and since then have developed many more skills I wanted to learn! I’m a very career based chick – I deffo wanna make my name stand out in my work and blog life.
  • At my age I never really think of having “new friends” but this year I’ve added some amazing people to my life who have definitely impacted and been around for some big moments this year. I always say this but having a great supportive circle around you definitely goes a long way for your self esteem.
  • In terms of blogging, I have been so lucky and grateful to have been involved with some of the best events ever this year! I have spoken publicly at two more blogger brunches sharing my experiences with everyone in the same field and with that met many people who have helped me and my blog grow. I never have thought my “what am I doing with my life” phase would still be going three years later in the form of galsgoss!
  • I’d say the most important thing I’ve learnt this year is to believe in yourself – with whatever it is you wanna do, go for it! I’ve had lots of doubts within myself, job, personal life everything really, who doesn’t?! But fuck what everyone else says because there will always be that someone who’s saying something about what you’re doing rather than perusing themselves! A phrase I always love hearing -“What Susie says of Sally says more of Susie that of Sally.

So I can definitely say I am going into 2018 (scary as that sounds) confidently and ready for what’s to come. If you haven’t had the best of years look back like you do on them drunken nights out – the regret is temporary the memories are what you’ll take from it!

Hope everyone has the best remainder of 2017!

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo