Our place in the world and where we see ourselves fitting in has changed rapidly over the last decade. The rise of social media has skewed the idea of 'what you see is what you get', as a matter of fact it is likely the very opposite of this.
Not to say that when we post to social media we are being dishonest or are intentionally trying to fool you but we are human and we want to portray ourselves as the women (and men) who have their lives 100% together, who handle any hardship with grace and humility and while yes we may all strive for this ideal, it is very rarely the case. Our lives are chaotic and full of incredible opportunity but success is never linear and when we portray or expect this linear and easy success, we open ourselves up to insecurity and self judgement.
Social media is a snippet of someone else's life, and we never know how much of this is real, when we take to social media and create a comparison between ourselves and others remember that they may be doing the very same thing. You get to choose how 'real' you are on social media or you get to choose how much of a highlight you portray but just remember that your life is yours, how you use social media is solely your responsibility and the best part is, you don't need to live your life according to perceived rules and social norms because there is opportunity for you to be different, honest and to act with integrity.