I had a good friend come and stay with me for a fun girls weekend, naturally there was lots of Instaing, discussion of different filters to apply and which photos could make the social channels. This got me thinking about the variety of filters that we put on our lives.
I know I filter myself at work… good corporate worker drone, always the sensible one (ok, read the kill joy one, it’s probably closer to the mark! I’m the Terms and Conditions department LOL).
I absolutely filter my social media presence, well, us marketing types call it “curating content for audience”, coz we’re fancy like that 😉 Usually only the best thoughts, never a negative comment, keep the religion and politics out of it, checking in at the “right” spots. You all know the drill, we all do it, even if subconsciously, we want people to think we are more glamorous than we are (well I am, I know some of you have awesomely interesting lives and jobs).
Then there is the filter that alcohol puts on your life, stops you seeing and feeling the real you. It all goes a bit soft and fuzzy, like someone put an old school layer of vasoline over the lens.
I’ve got 7 days left on Belles 100 Day Challenge and I feel like the filter is off of my life for the first time in a long time. The reality of where I am is confronting and a bit unsettling if I’m honest. I’m worried that I’m also a bit dull. I don’t seem to have much to say of interest anymore IRL. What happened to the girl that went out and found life wherever it was? Now life just seems to be something that happens to me.
So, my next challenge is to turn my IRL into something that I don’t have to run a filter over, and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to continue this no booze challenge into the new year.
What will you be taking the filter off of?