Lifeonfleek#

 
 
On Fleek:
The quality of being perfect, or on point. 
 
It’s incredibly easy to make things look like they’re perfect on social media. Because, really, how often does the average person advertise their worries and woes for their friends and the world to see?
 
So, what am I saying? Well, what you see on social media isn’t a complete representation of who a person is or what how their life is going.
 
Case and point, a few of my high school friends have commented these last few months about how I seem to “have my life together”, or seem to be “living my dream”. My dream being a professional photographer and writer. I am not exaggerating when I say that this caught me completely off guard. 
 
While I certainly have a better grip on my life than I did a year or even six months ago; I am far from being “put together.” There are plenty of days when I have no idea what I am doing with my life, when I question my ability to “adult”, and when I hesitate to even mutter that I am a writer or photographer to another person (let alone a fellow artist). But because of a few pictures on Facebook and a couple Instagram posts-I am suddenly deemed happy, fulfilled, and dare I say it? Successful.
 
It’s a slippery slope, and it’s easy to take what you see on social media for face value. But you shouldn’t. The whole picture isn’t there, even if someone’s life may seem to be #onfleek. Like an incredible selfie, flawless lighting and practiced angling does a person wonders. But what you see isn’t isn’t quite what you get.  
 
-Jazz