A while ago I ended up scrolling through some stranger’s instagram photos, and honestly that was the biggest mistake ever.
One of the reasons why I do not like social media is because it makes you compare yourself and achievements to others. And I hate doing that because it makes me feel down. So why did my dumb ass do just that? I honestly do not have the answer.
I do not know this person, they do not know me. The only thing we have in common is that we are from the same island and both went to Ontario universities [not the same one though]. Absolutely nothing else.
So why am I feeling like my journey was useless compared to theirs?
So what if they got a scholarship and their work published? So what if they got this award and that one?
I should not give a fuck.
I am proud of my journey. I am proud of everything that I have done, everything I have sacrificed and everything that I have gotten.
Unfortunately, its still hard to NOT compare myself with a stranger.
And this is why I do not like social media. Just give me the videos of the cute doggies and I’m a happy girl.