Last night I launched one of the three secret projects I’ve been working on over the past two years.
And as the title gives away: dun dun dun, I’m launching a new Instagram: enter @My_Darling_Diary, a place where reality meets Instagram, vulnerability challenges vanity, and my heart meets your feed. Wondering why? In 2017, I found myself confused about the true meaning of beauty, discouraged that I wasn’t “good enough,” or misunderstood (specifically by guys) because my identity is tied into a follower count – specifically on Instagram. I also met a lot more girls who felt the exact same. Wondering what happens here on the blog? Everything stays the same – we have a new team of amazing girls working here behind the scenes to get content up on both accounts. Wondering what in the world this new account is about? Read on below.
In a place such as Instagram, we have visual access to the world at our fingertips – it is a #blessed time of age, but a lack of encouragement plagued my 2017. The tech-aged girl deserves to know she’s beautiful, but a large door has been opened up to the game of comparison, the need to be “perfect,” and the feeling that you can’t measure up through social media. Enter my diary – the captions found on the new faith-based and lifestyle account revolve around *our* hearts; the heart is the place that holds the most beauty and I want it to show up in the place that lacks it most (because the heart is hard to Instagram, isn’t it?). True beauty is found in the heart, and we’re going to focus on encouraging that here together through the daily to-do’s of life.
@my_darling_diary is a going to be a community based on encouragement, real-life stories, faith, scripture, positivity, optimism, and simply just fun. I’m really excited, passionate, and feeling heart-full-moments with the release – having *zero* expectations but truly releasing all the glory to the Lord, because I promise you – this idea was not my own. Help a sister out, come hang out and let’s do life together. XOXO
Photography by Divina Stennfeld