While scrolling through instagram the other day, I saw a photo of a girl hanging half out of a helicopter taking a selfie of herself. And I immediately thought, ‘what a fool; I would never do that!’ and thus the premise of this post was born. We all need to have our own personal limits when it comes to social media, and although most people’s limits are far shorter than mine, believe it or not I have limits too.
So here is a quick roundup of 5 things I will never do for the ‘gram, no matter how insta-worthy they may be:
(How did I compile this list? Easy! Just scroll through Instagram!)
1. Jump out of a plane, or lean out of a helicopter
Although I couldn’t find the exact photo again that I was referencing, here are a few others that are just not ever going to happen. I am wayyy too afraid of open heights (and clear elevators and being on the top floor of an atrium/Embassy Suites) to rip my claws off of the arm rests to even grab my phone, let alone hang my feet out of a helicopter and snap a pic!
2. Order more than I will ever eat
I get it when food bloggers do this; not only is it their job must it is most likely comped anyway. But, not for me. Not only would we never order more than what we will eat because it’s embarrassing and wasteful, but most likely we will forget to take or post the pic anyway because we ate it too fast!
3. Wear a bikini in the snow
It’s not ironic, it’s boastful. Here in California spring skiing is no surprise; every April there is some moron wearing a bathing suit or shorts skiing down the mountain. And although every year I could also take advantage of the warm temps and do something like this ‘for the likes’, I really don’t have the cajones or the need for that much attention!
4. Stand in traffic for the shot
Have I walked across in a crosswalk for a shot? Yes, sure. But lately I’ve seen an array of girls looking like they are one second away from getting run over from a cab. Although I love the look of the shot, I can’t imagine Mr. R and I working fast enough to nail the shot without him screaming at me. While the pic above isn’t traffic, exactly, you can add sitting in railroad tracks to this ‘absolutely not’ category.
5. Get up super early to get a travel shot somewhere where it’s typically a zoo
It’s vacation, people. I’m not getting glammed up at 5am to be the first person at the Trevi Fountain or the Eiffel Tower. I would rather sleep in and get the shot on some random authentic street corner, cafe, or bustling intersection, even if it might as well be my own backyard, thank you very much. But my blog is my real life, not a whimsical fairytale, and I can’t justify uprooting my husband and daughter just for the perfect tourist ‘gram!