InstaThoughts

I resonated with what @drjoshuawolrich wrote earlier this week about why he so often posts selfies. Because they’re easy image content and the writing is what is important to him. Same for me.
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Usually. Sometimes I’m impressed with my eye makeup.
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But yeah, selfies are fast photo content and allow me to spend my time and energy with the words.
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I will say that as someone who has struggled with body image, posting selfies can also be therapeutic. And I’ve also been trying to post “undone” selfies too, because vulnerability is more important to me than perception. (That’s why I have a highlight reel on insta called “imperfect.” It’s critical to me that I not let my social media become a way to hide the hard things.)
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Anyway, here’s another selfie. I’m so glad to be home after four days of dog-sitting in my parents’ house. As a child I never felt unsafe there in the farmhouse out in the quiet countryside. As an adult who has watched far too many crime shows, I felt like it was the perfect location for a murder that would never be solved.
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Home now. 😁
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I resonated with what @drjoshuawolrich wrote earlier this week about why he so often posts selfies. Because they're easy image content and the writing is what is important to him. Same for me. . Usually. Sometimes I'm impressed with my eye makeup. . But yeah, selfies are fast photo content and allow me to spend my time and energy with the words. . I will say that as someone who has struggled with body image, posting selfies can also be therapeutic. And I've also been trying to post "undone" selfies too, because vulnerability is more important to me than perception. (That's why I have a highlight reel on insta called "imperfect." It's critical to me that I not let my social media become a way to hide the hard things.) . Anyway, here's another selfie. I'm so glad to be home after four days of dog-sitting in my parents' house. As a child I never felt unsafe there in the farmhouse out in the quiet countryside. As an adult who has watched far too many crime shows, I felt like it was the perfect location for a murder that would never be solved. . Home now. 😁 . #blog #writer #writing #writinglife #author #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #courageovercomfort #courage #enneagram4 #enneagram4w3 #4w3 #cultivatewhatmatters #2020goals #ambition #JesuJuva2020 #radicalacceptance #radicalselfacceptance #bodypositivity #bodyposi #worthiness #belovedness #praise

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I was inspired by @bymariandrew and spent time really thinking through this. It is a mix of what I believe possible and what I am reaching for. Every word is tremendously intentional. The one I struggled with was “compassion” because I am trying to find a gentle, positive word specifically for kindness to self. Most words I found had negative connotations: selfish, indulgent, vanity, self-serving. I want the word where you indulge yourself in gentle abundance. Ideas? .
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I was inspired by @bymariandrew and spent time really thinking through this. It is a mix of what I believe possible and what I am reaching for. Every word is tremendously intentional. The one I struggled with was "compassion" because I am trying to find a gentle, positive word specifically for kindness to self. Most words I found had negative connotations: selfish, indulgent, vanity, self-serving. I want the word where you indulge yourself in gentle abundance. Ideas? . . #blog #writer #writing #writinglife #author #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #courageovercomfort #courage #enneagram4 #enneagram4w3 #4w3 #cultivatewhatmatters #2020goals #ambition #JesuJuva2020 #radicalacceptance #radicalselfacceptance #bodypositivity #bodyposi #worthiness #belovedness #praise

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I need to wear this sign around my neck, post it on my social media, leave it as my out-of-office reply. I dislike saying no to dear friends (I love saying no to most others, ha!). I love that I get to advocate for students right now, but I hate making them wait. I love having so many projects on the horizon, but it’s hard to keep all the plates spinning. It feels like I have so many items that are about 50% done and NO items at 100% done.
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I want to enjoy the productivity, not wallow in the stress. Please know that I am working my way out. ❤️ #blog

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