Not Meant For a Cage

As I sit in my favorite coffee shop, I stumble upon a conversation with a friend about the algorithms of social media. The facade of moving up in followers. The lies of corporate society that you might make it big. My passion to write and connect has been highlighted through Instagram connecting me with some of the most awesome and inspiring artists of all types. What is it that keeps the creativity alive without falling trap to desire to move up in the media world? 

How often these days do we find inspiration through big names on social media? What would you do for another like, follow, comment?

I have found that so many blog posts have directly said that it is easier to find success through doing something similar as someone else instead of finding my own creative flow and putting something new into effect.

I am tired of living for a system that supports the big names, the big following, the common concepts. Get that nice car, to buy those nice brand names clothes, to take you to the place you saw on Instagram, to get the photo you saw on someone else’s page.

I am grateful for social media, and majority of the time spent scrolling through photos gives meaning and understanding to life by choosing to follow people that genuinely are inspiring. To have a place to share my blog with others and give an insight into my life’s passions.Photos are a key to life’s collection of memories, words written are documents of creative thoughts, and social media allows for connection to collaborate with wonderful, like minded souls.

Reflecting on this new year, I am happy to have a blog because it gives me freedom to have my own voice. I am free to travel and find new places with my set of eyes instead of through a screen.  Asking the question.. How do I feel after scrolling through my feed? Am I left feeling refreshed by witnessing so much talent through other’s feeds or do I feel drowned by the same saturated content?

Craving something outside of the set stage. I want to dance, express, connect beyond levels of society. That is it. My life is a gift, not meant to be caged.

What are your feelings about social media? I enjoy having healthy connections in different opinions…  Comment & Tell me what you think about the pros and cons of your experience in the media world.

 

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savagebutterflies

A young savage girl. I am a 24 year old California native that migrated to the beautiful island of Maui. You can often find me swimming, doing yoga, surfing, drinking coffee, or creating. I love exploring new ideas and topics within health,fitness, and self-love.   I have a strong passion for ocean dwelling, beach bumming, and bikini kind of lifestyle. This space is for me to write about all my adventures and give light to the wisdom I gather whilst finding my place among the world's wildflowers.  You will find a wide range of topics that all lead back to the Mind+body+soul. I have always been a creative soul. Day dreaming of new words, fresh ideas, and a desire to connect and share with this beautiful journey of light.  Join me in the magic.

3 thoughts on “Not Meant For a Cage

  1. I definitely experience the same thing through my instagram when I’m looking through the explore option. When I first started my instagram, which was literally at the end of 2016, I felt like I had to post what the big names posted. I wanted to be noticed, so that I can share the messages that I wanted to spread, but eventually I realized that it may be impossible for me, and now I just try to focus on actual content and following people who share the same messages.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Natalie

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  2. Lately I’ve been questioning how well we are now able to market ourselves, our business, and our ideas online. Get the right font, layout, etc and people want to eat it up like a well presented meal. But what’s in the substance? That’s what I care about.

    And I agree that there are definite positives for connection through social media. It’s all about striking a good balance I suppose?

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. It is definitely a contrasting subject. I find it easier to use for business and blogging purposes and sharing content that I want to while keeping creative and personal things still in connection to actually reality. I think the best gauge is really asking ourselves at what point are we so attached to the social media realm that we cannot detatch from technology? ie. camping, no cell service, broken phone… can we go without it or has it come to a point where we use it a channel for self definition.

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