The Random Bibliophile

by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
20-something Filipina, an introvert who loves young adult fiction, brush pens, Taylor Swift, and Mobile Legends. Coffee runs in my bloodstream.


2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Renee Alexis has read 0 books toward her goal of 50 books.

Thought of the Day: Instagram and the Memories it holds

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Sometimes I find myself scrolling down my Instagram feed until I reach my first post and then I'd look at all the photos from bottom to top. I look at them and I am taken back to the time when those photos were taken. It was like traveling through time. I relive the moments when I had red hair, when I was singing on stage, when I I was having the time of my life with my best friends. I get to read things I've long forgotten and I get to see how much I liked drawing and arts and being good at it. I get to look at how I used to dress, at how I loved experimenting with my looks and style. I uploaded photos to share them to the world and at the same time, preserve the feeling when that photo was captured.

Instagram used to be a hub for sharing memories, now it serves as a portfolio for people looking to show-off the lives they have. Measuring a photo's worth through the number of likes and comments it gets. I fell down this rabbit hole once but keeping up with it was exhausting. Ever since I realized this, I told myself not to be pressured at how my feed looks like and just post whatever photo I liked to share. It was a hard habit to break but slowly, I was relieved off the obsession of trying to make my feed look "perfect".

I love looking at my old photos. It's a kaleidoscope of what my life has been and I hope to fill up my account still with more memories for as long as Instagram allows me to.


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