The internet is an amazing thing and social media is such a fabulous vehicle for keeping in touch with friends and family near and far. I got so much positive feedback when I went to Italy and shared my adventure via status updates and pictures on Facebook. Likewise, I love seeing other people’s travel pics, read updates about the family and of course their pets, try recipes they post, and read their inspirational quotes. So….I have a question for you.

When you look at your Facebook timeline is it a current representation of you and your life, or are you still hiding behind that 9-year-old glamour shot?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that your 9 year old glamour shot isn’t… well…glamourous. What I’m saying is that people want to see the real you; the “now” you. The you that is aging gracefully and is starting to show a wrinkle here or there…even a (gasp) gray hair. Trust me, we all have them.

Being the real you online lets the world know that you are who you are and you’re proud of it. It lets other young women see that aging is an honor and something we should all embrace fully and with pride.

In the Jersey Fashionista article, Keeping Your Sassy Classy on Social by Michele Lawson, she states:

Age is beauty:  Stop living in the past and embrace your “now” you. Yes, your tan was amazing in the pic taken 5 years ago and you were at your perfect weight 3 years ago in that pic from Costa Rica, but everyone wants to see the real you; as you are now, in all your aging beauty. So update those pics and show the current beautiful you.

And I couldn’t agree more!

Photos from the past are really popular, hence the flood of giggle worthy pics we see on Throwback Thursday, so by all means share…share…share. Nothing makes me smile more than when a friend of mine posts one of her awkward high school photos with her first “true love.”  Those WERE the days!! LOL

But I want to know all about you, TODAY! I want to hear about your amazing adventures even if your adventure is a funny story about how you survived a shopping trip to Walmart. I want to see that awesome Pinterest recipe that you tried which turned out looking more like something contestants have to eat on Fear Factor. I want to see the pic of you and your pup just hanging out sans makeup. I want to meet you….get to know you….the real you. And I’m not asking you to do anything I wouldn’t do. Check out my Facebook page. You will see a ton of pics of me and Gatsby just hanging out or pics of me working out which aren’t so glamourous but that is the real me. What you see is what you get.

So I encourage you to be you today, tomorrow, and every day. Online and offline, let your true beauty show!

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