Life on Instagram did seem pretty normal. What has not been seen?
- Marija and Lara being together all the time? Check.
- Marija and Lara posting the same Insta-stories? Check.
- Lara visiting Marija in Macedonia? Check.
- Everything seems perfect on Instagram? Check.
But the one box we haven't checked yet on Instagram was sharing everything that goes on behind the scenes. And by scenes I mean staged photos on Instagram. Do not get me wrong, I am an "insta junkie" by all means. What I mean is, that even though life on social media always seems perfect, the real perfection hides in the ugly truth.
Let me start over. Marija is the best friend ever. No explanation needed, but still it will be given for the sake of the argument. Whenever I panic, she's there. I annoy her about every single thing possible every minute of every day. When things get hard, she's the back bone of every hard decision I have to make. But this time, things got hard for her.
Sometimes I feel like even when she's sad she has to calm me down.
All in all, she is my family, and she needed me. But I was about thousand kilometers away. So I packed my things, booked a flight immediately, and left for Skopje.
There wasn't a decision being made, it was an obvious action.
I feel like we play many roles in our life, but the most important one, the one we base all our relationships on, is the role of a friend.
Even though there's a time and a place for every human role possible, the time also comes, when you need to be a friend in a crisis. I'm not going to lie, that role always presented itself as a challenge to me. Every sentence that comes to my mind at this point is waaaay too cheesy, and honestly, I'm not going to give Marija that satisfaction.
Let's just say that this time the only challenge was, how to get to my Skopje family in the fastest way possible.
By now you must be thinking: "That's cute, but what does that have to do with your coffee outfit photos?". These photos kind of represent what our friendship is. Work and fun, coffees and traveling, support and putting a smile on each others faces with our annoyingness.
And also I haven't posted an outfit blog post in ages.
And the point of this post? Surprisingly it's not how obsessed I am with Marija.
It's about being a good friend or a family member, even when things in life aren't as pretty as your Instagram feed. It's that nothing in life matters, except being there for people when they reach out, and about not caring how judgemental others can be about the actions that make you happy.
Maybe our social media life seems intact, and easy for everyone to judge. And maybe that's the point. But the fact is, we are actually happy, we do face hard times, and we love that we are always here for one another.