Yes, yes I did.
I went on to your profile and clicked unfollow and when it asked me if I’m sure? Well if there was a ‘hell yeah’ option I would’ve hit it. Hard.
Dont make me feel bad about it please .
I used to be one of those people, you know them; the ones who are convinced that social media isn’t real. I used to find people so weird for 1.caring so much & 2.putting so much into their online ‘persona’.
I am tired of giving the “Oh my gosh… Stupid Instagram… I DID NOT unfollow you.. How did that happen” excuse while the person is staring at me knowing I’m lying and I am sweating but we are both fully aware that this is the ONLY acceptable response.
Getting caught red-handed after unfollowing someone is awkward business and that is exactly why I have written this, so that you know it is actually ok.
The other day I did a bit of an Insta ‘purge’. Yep I did the unspeakable. I unfollowed almost all of the people whose pictures I ignore. You know what I’m talking about. There are certain people on your feed who you just scroll past. When was the last time you liked a pic? Or cared about what they were saying? I unfollowed all of the people I only followed because I felt like I had to. Now this is a weird one because saying it out loud and even writing it down just sounds silly but I know that you know exactly what I am talking about. The thing is, until Instagram develops a ‘mute’ button this is what I am going to do. I read so many stories and articles and captions about not focussing on the ‘perfect’ life people post on insta and to not worry about the #BodyGoals which are clearly photoshopped/ edited/ filtered and what not. But how do I not become consumed by this when it is all I’m choosing to see?
Note I said ‘almost all of the people’ earlier. I haven’t quite worked up the courage to go the full hog, but Im working on it.
I attempted to be funny and get my sister to FOLLOW me around Peckham yesterday taking pics (I actually giggled when I wrote that lol) but really I just wanted to break this post up a little bit with this cute Missoni jacket I picked up from a vintage store & my new wig (check how I got this style here)
So the moral of this unfollowing story is that you should really just do what is best for you, I mean its twenty eighteen and time to take back your happiness. I know you don’t want to admit it but I have spoken to enough people to know that I am not a freak and definitely not the only one. You watch other people too much. So how about curating that view and try to focus on things that don’t make you feel inadequate, or annoy you, or cause you to make this face 🙄🙄??