The Emerald Girl

casual. classic. curious.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Life Inspired by Instagram

Instagram is my go-to app for boredom and inspiration. I've talked about it a ton, I know, but I love it.  Sometimes it is too easy to let this wonderful form of inspiration bring you down because it's so easy to compare and feel less then when you see all those awesome people doing awesome things.
Since diving headfirst into building my own beautiful feed I've found that process alone has inspired me to get out and actually do stuff. So what if the whole reason I took a ferry to Whidbey Island and explored alone with my kids was so that I could have some new material to share! It doesn't matter if my motivation was silly because the end result was that I got to have an entire adventure day just me and my two kids. We walked around Langley on their schedule, not mine, because I had no motivation other than to just be in the moment with them and take pictures wherever we were. We ate ice cream and enjoyed the beauty that is the Pacific Northwest.

Did my Instagram become prettier, yes. Did I have material to share on my blog, yes. Did I have a great, positive day with almost no parent vs. child frustrating moments, yes!! Does my kid still talk about Langley, yes!!

I've also loved taking time to style and design pretty pictures. I don't want to just consume other people's content, I want to make time to create myself. So thank you to Instagram for inspiring me to get out and enjoy life, to push myself to create more and to share.

Please go follow my Instagram!

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