This post has been in my drafts for about a year, and I haven’t bothered to publish it. I’m completely unsure why, but I feel like now it is February, the “Girl Boss” term seems to be going around more and more, so I thought post it now! Now the term #GirlBoss has been floating around for a few years, if you’ve done something amazing Girl Boss tends to be the phrase people will use like they’re winning at life. We all juggle quite a lot to be honest and this whole adulting stuff is difficult to be honest.
To be honest the whole #GirlBoss thing can really get me down in all honesty, for various reasons which I will go into. I wrote a post not so long ago about the fact that achieving everyday is practically unachievable (you can read that here) and I feel like to be a #GirlBoss you literally have to be killing it everyday. I mean sometimes my biggest achievement is getting out of bed and actually deciding what to have for dinner.
I am 100% not #GirlBossing my life. But do you know what, I am 100% okay with that.
When it comes to social media, we are all very quick to compare ourselves, I mean especially with Instagram, you end up seeing one snippet of someone’s life, you know the perfect lighting or the perfect shadows, the perfect caption to go with a photo, it’s like damn what am I doing wrong?
But it’s important to remember that social media only shows one part of the story. I don’t have the perfect house made for Instagram, I kind of post whatever I want sporadically on Instagram and I’m just casually doing my own thing on Instagram.
I’ve tried to be the whole #GirlBoss kinda thing and I feel like I have managed to burn myself out. I cannot physically be everything to everyone. I can’t manage to balance everything and have everything. It is okay to want to strive for your goals, it is okay to dreams and the determination to get to where you want to be, but can you remember one thing? Have balance in your life.
Life is made for living, it is to be enjoyed, small steps in the right direction are the best. You don’t need to achieve everything by a certain age, it is okay to have days where you need down time, you need space, you need to blow off steam.
Don’t feel pressure to do something or be something. If you are a Girl Boss, I’m proud of you, you’re doing an amazing job, if you’re not a Girl Boss like me, then I’m proud of you too, you’re doing an amazing job.
Not everyone’s life is the same, we are all just plodding along at our own pace and doing our own thing. Always do what you want with your life.
Never be anything less than yourself, always do what you want.
Do you class yourself as a #GirlBoss? I’d love to know!
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