We are in an incredibly interesting time in space. Social media is helping us see inside the lives of others in an incredibly intimate and constant way. It has transformed the meaning of famous and given us access to the lives of those we idolize. Famous isn’t only reserved for movie stars and musicians anymore. We have an entire generation of Instagram Famous people parading around. While I would never refer to myself with that title, you could say I fit under that label.

And it’s real fucking weird.

It’s weird because being on the receiving end of idolization is weird. And, I don’t get it at all.

I don’t know why there is this deep belief that people with large social media followings or people in the public eye have things so much better off. This isn’t just reserved for those we have labeled as having status. We look at the lives of our friends and families through social media and allow it to make us feel… well… inadequate.

I see this play out every single day, multiple times a day.

While I am so grateful for the community I have built and those I get to engage with every day. I think it’s essential to keep shit real, ya know?

And while I’m not here to dissect that and explore why this happens in the human brain, I want to shed some light on my life as Instagram famous… LOL, even saying that makes me cringe.

Here’s some super regular shit I regularly do…

  1. I take massive shits. I thought this was a perfect place to start, because lol and because lol.
  2. I pick up my dog’s shit. With those tiny little dog bag things. Ours are scented, and I hate it with a burning passion.
  3. I have a drawer of shame that’s filled with unopened mail, old birthday cards and a million pens without lids. You’ll also find our wedding invitations that we forgot to send out in there, too.
  4. I blow my nose and look to see what was in there.
  5. I accidentally swear around children and apologize profusely.
  6. My handbag is filled with more unopened mail, more of those fucking gross smelling dog shit bags, and a million pairs of headphones.
  7. I leave the new toilet roll on top of the other one and wait for Riley to change it.
  8. I don’t think this is normal… But I leave my underwear by the sink taps so Rio can’t get them and chew them.
  9. I purchase new underwear every month because I often don’t set the underwear far enough back and Rio makes them lunch.
  10. I enjoy picking at my skin and popping pimples. Judge me, I dare you. I’m sure you love it, too.
  11. I take photos of shit I never actually look at again but then never delete it off of my phone.
  12. I try to take cute photos with Riley, but they only end up looking like this…
  13. I also try to take cute photos with my niece, but they end up looking like this…
  14. I also try to take cute selfies and take a million and still hate them all.
  15. I eat dinner on the couch then put the bowl behind the TV (again, hiding from Rio) but I sometimes leave them there for weeks and have to throw out the bowl because the food has become apart of it.
  16. Whenever I wear white, chocolate ends up on it.
  17. Biggie (our Bugg) often farts in my face. So, to get him back… When he’s sleeping under the covers or by my bum, I fart in HIS face.
  18. I let Rio lick on the inside of my mouth because I like dogs too much.
  19. I go back and forth between wanting to get bangs like every other week. I’m getting them after the wedding, I swear. Maybe. I don’t know. What do you think?
  20. I spent too much time looking at Instagram pages filled with cute dogs.
  21. For four years I complained about my car not having anything I can listen to my music with. It had something all along. Four years…. FOUR YEARS.
  22. I get 45 weeks deep on people’s Instagram accounts and all of a sudden I scroll as though I’m defusing a bomb… I can’t let that chick from high school know I still care about that mean shit she said to me.
  23. I stress sweat… For those who DON’T stress sweat, it fucking stinks.
  24. I regularly smell my pits in public.
  25. I have a deck we call the poop deck… where the dogs poop and shit on because we don’t have a backyard. They often pee on the glass sliding door.

Soooooo worthy of media attention, right? I think so.

Again, I am so appreciative of the opportunities that my channel has made available to me. I love being able to engage in conversations with those who are apart of my community. But I don’t want to be idolized because I know how with idolization we often belittle ourselves and our experiences. I don’t want that.

I want my channel to empower you to be okay with who you are. Fuck, I want you to be more than okay about it. I want you to fucking celebrate what makes you YOU. I want you to be proud of your normalness, your uniqueness, your gifts and yourself, regardless of how you look, what “status” you have or what you have accomplished. So yah, please do that.

Since I think this conversation is hilarious, I want to know… What are the super normal fucking things you do that you leave off of social media?

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