This year so far has been the best and busiest year of my entire life. Between school,my internship at Her$tyle, my duties for Circus Magazine,looking for a job,looking for an apartment and running this blog, I barely have time to breathe. Don't get me wrong, I don't take any of these things for granted but at times I do feel overwhelmed. I think this is a very common feeling for many young women like myself. In today's society, I believe that women in general are expected to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities while looking presentable and go on our way like nothing is wrong. For a long time,women were basically sought to be pretty,disposable dolls in a sense. This made me think of Eve from the movie Life-Size (2000).
In the movie, Eve was the quintessential woman. She was career-focused,lovable, educated, and most importantly beautiful with a body some would kill for. I think that this kind of imagery is seen way too often in the media and especially online. Not to seem self-absorbed or shady, but I know a few people I know probably think I have a "perfect" life because of what they see on social media. They see my pictures and my posts and think I have it all together and the truth is I DON'T and never will. In fact, no one really does. No matter how good myself or others' lives look on Instagram or Facebook, remember everyone is facing some of kind of struggle. The people you think have the least problems probably have the most.
In the end, Eve realized the pressure of being "perfect" was absolutely too much and being "normal' was much more fun. Honestly, I am a major perfectionist and every day I am learning not to be so hard on myself and on others. It's a day by day battle but I know with time and patience it will get better. Now that I got that off my chest, can we all sing "Be A Star"
*Photos found on Google