The Truth Behind Instagram

Elsie & Nell General Small Business UK business

Even though we know that Instagram and social media in general is a carefully curated look into someone's life, sometimes we can forget this and if you are anything like me, you start to think you are doing something wrong because of your lack of white-washed floors and beautifully neat workspace.

So I'm here to show you the truth behind the lie!! This is my studio in all it's messy glory. No filters, no editing on photoshop, no tidying away, just exactly as it looked when I walked in this morning.

Don't get me wrong I LOVE Instagram and Pinterest and swooning over pretty pictures and studios. But it's just not practical for me to aim for that right now.

I'm proud of this space, because I pay for it every month out of money my business makes. A business I have built by myself. I love the mess because it means I have work to do, and that I am busy. I love the shelves of only slightly organised stock, because it shows how far I've come since printing tote bags with potatoes I'd cut into letters.

Yes, I wish I had lovely wooden floors that lent themselves to Instagram photos I didn't have to crop; and I've often thought about buying a big rug to cover the floor, but I'd rather spend that money on a new project rather than aiming for Pinterest perfection.

This is my working space, it's where I spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and it's by no means perfect but it's practical and it's mine!

Why don't you tag your workspaces in all their messy glory on social media, so we can see the truth behind Instagram and maybe feel a bit better about our own imperfect spaces. Make sure you use #myrealworkspace and tag me @elsieandnell so I can see them all!

Laura x


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