Eat Drink & Be Mary: The Pressure to be Picture Perfect


The Pressure to be Picture Perfect

ivory tunic c/o

Alright y'all.  It's time to get real for a minute.  

I'm currently sitting on my couch, under a blanket (and yes, it was in the 90s today) with a box of cheerios by my side, and My Life Well Loved's Instagram Live playing in the background.  Oh and it's thunder storming.  Not to mention, I still need to write my lesson plans for the week and get my workout in for the day.

And here's the thing.  I just feel so much pressure and anxiety lately.  {read other posts on anxiety here and here}  A pressure to perform and be so picture perfect.  Not to be confused with my average anxiety.  

Let me explain.
I am obsessed with Instagram.  It is by far my favorite social media platform.  And I check it WAY WAY more than I should.  BUT lately, I feel so pressured to have that PERFECT picture to post, that it has kept me from posting at all.

And I know, that's stupid.  But I can't be the only one right?

Why do we put this pressure on ourselves?  Why do we feel the need to seem to have it all together?  That our live is filled with white backgrounds, and the perfect array of makeup products and clothes. 

Let's get real with each other y'all.  Less perfect pictures.  More memories captured.  More real moments shared.  Blurry.  Messy.  Overexposed.  REAL.  

One last thing?  If we're being real, I'm in the process of slowly revamp my closet (shh, don't tell my hubby ;)), but ya girl has to do it on a budget. has been my vice lately.  If you haven't heard of the site before (do you live under a rock!) it's a daily deal site.  Honestly, I have the app on my iPad and I check it each night to catch all the best deals.  I've ordered from them easily over a dozen times, and have NEVER been disappointed.  And, of course, this ivory tunic was right up my alley.  Next on my list, the perfect floral dress.  

Now don't mind me but I'm about to continue binge watching 90210 while eating my Cheerios (sans milk) and Coke Zero, all while trying to write the LAST week of lesson plans for the year.  EEK!

Although, products in this post were sent to me to review.  
The words and opinions are 100% my own.  
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