Today my boyfriend surprised me with a cake to celebrate 5k followers on Instagram.
This gesture means so much because instagram has been an up and down ride between us.
No one tells you what it means once you decide you want to strive for a larger media presence. There isn’t a book on how it will affect your relationships and how much time and mental effort it will take. I started last year with less than 300 followers and have increased to now 5,300.
Every day I try to find balance between what I want to do online, on my phone, and what I already have in real life. My relationships, my 9-5 and my free time all require attention and it’s easy for some things to fall to the wayside between the commenting and the likes.
So, thank you to my partner for being supportive, and thank you to everyone virtually supporting me.