Look, it’s not you it’s me.
People change, I’ve changed. I’m not the same person I was when I first created my account.
I’ve grown up since then, my tastes have changed. I’m just into different things now.
So I’m sorry, we need to go our separate ways. Please don’t take this personally, it’s really not about you. Your feed is stunning, yours photos are lovely but I want something different now.
I’ve moved away from parenting blogging, I’ve moved towards lifestyle, fashion & beauty. I’m not unfollowing you because I don’t like your account, I’m unfollowing as I want my feed to reflect where I am now.
I want outfit inspiration, I want to see the latest looks, I want to see shoes & bags.
I want to see mums like me showing their everyday style. I want to see other mum posting their quick makeup looks.
I want tips on how to apply makeup, or should I say tips on how to cover my eye bags!
I’m just not as interested in the latest toys or pregnancy essentials, I’m past nappies & breastfeeding and I’m definitely past babies!
And whilst I’m on the subject, I’m moving away from the Insta Perfect life. Constantly seeing the stunning selfies, fully contoured faces & cut crease makeup without a wrinkle in sight. Or the perfect homes without so much as a cushion out of place. Yes those photos are absolutely beautiful but to be honest they make me feel inadequate.
I look at myself and start to pull myself apart. I have puffy eye bags and dark circles, I have wrinkles under my eyes & across my forehead. I spend most of my time in casual clothes not styled to perfection. My house is my home but it’s not a show home. I don’t have the perfect grey & white insta perfect house. Whilst my house is always clean it’s lived in & cosy, there are toys in the living room & dishes on the draining board.
I have a ‘theme’ and I love a cohesive look but I want a more realistic Instagram feed, and I’m going to make sure my squares are more realistic too. I want to stop putting the pressure on myself to only show the ‘best bits’. I’m taking hundreds of photos and deleting them all because I feel that they are just not good enough, that I’m not good enough.
I need to stop asking myself ‘am I pretty enough to post beauty photos’, ‘am I thin enough to post fashion shots’, ‘is my home perfect enough to post interior pictures’.
So yes, I’m having a big detox, I’m unfollowing lots of people and will most likely lose a lot of followers myself because of this but I want MY Instagram back. I want my squares to reflect me & I want my feed to be relevant to me.
So I’m sorry if you’re one of the ones I’ve unfollowed, but like I said, it’s not you it’s me,