Updated: Aug 31, 2019
Lately I have been falling into the social media mud. The feeling left out, feeling not good enough, feeling slow mud. My man is a loving, very supportive human.. "Barbie, you're great, you're doing great. Just take a break from it". So I did. (I generally don't listen because I am stubborn. But whatever, I'm admitting I did). So why do we keep setting ourselves up for hurt, the let down, the non-joy. I say - no more. Some people get joy from the connection, that's awesome. If you aren't feeling joy from it that day, it's time to put it down. If you aren't feeling joy because the peeps you thought were your real friends are leaving you out a lot - put it down. (Very important note: they are not your real friends, never were). If you aren't feeling good enough because she has a higher battement, nicer hair, cuter dog - put it down.
Put it down. Put down the non-joy. It's non-great.
If you are feeling like everyone else is a better mom than you, DEFINITELY put it down. (It's the last week of summer. Give yourself a break for goodness sakes). If everyone looks like they're happier than you - Put. It. Down. Everyone's social media is a carefully curated, taken six times, sometimes airbrushed demo reel. An album of highlights, best days, best angles. (Remember yours most likely is too ;). No one posts that they feel like crap, feel sad, feel not good enough or feel like they have let themselves down - again. So hey - let's all listen because.. you're GREAT. You're doing great. You're on your way to even greater things. So put it down. Put down the non-joy. It's non-great. Much Love Xo. Barbie Quinn is a dancer, now also business girl, who has a lot to say. Life is better together. And in the sun. Runs Wharton Event Management with her mom, sister and most unreal team ever. Events where dancers feel like they belong. Writes at barbiequinn.com.