Updated: Dec 14, 2019
Instagram is a place where most of us are posting stuff about themselves or their cats.
But for me, Instagram was and is a place where I feel free. I know it sounds kind of stupid that a virtual place could feel like free space, but I was not the most popular kid in school. One day I started to post on Weheartit. Tons of posts and I was pretty successful, or maybe not, but a hundred people were following me. Amazing.
I saw that other kids were suffering about the same things y did about school, loneliness and much more. So I tried to create my own reality and make theirs better.
Then after a few months, Instagram became my next step.
A little step but a step. I started to post selfies, more selfies, and a lot more selfies.
Until I found something really interesting. I remember that post like it was yesterday. A strong fit guy standing on the street in New York I guess with a hoodie, a white shirt, and a blue Jeans. Nothing really special but for me, it was kinda inspiring. On the same day, I went to a clothing store with my Mom to find exactly the same outfit he has. But guess what, I didn't find jeans that could fit my skinny self. It was disappointing but after a few days, I found the perfect skinny Jeans and also the rest of the Outfit. My mom took thousands of pics but I was not happy with them because my legs were looking horrible in those Jeans, but I still posted one of the pics we took because I loved the Outfit.
After a few weeks, I started to post more until a Guy started to comment on my pics that I was too skinny for Instagram and I should stop posting.
I was offline for one year just because someone told me something stupid. When I started working I had more confidence about the way I look and started again by taking Pics of myself and posting them.
And now we are here, after Instagram, now A BLOG.
My Mom still takes my Pics, not all but a lot of them.
And you know what?
They are pretty good.
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." -Rachel Zoe "
Instagram is more than just a place where you can post your daily life, your cats or memes. For me, it`s a place where people connect in a different way, then in real life. Most of the time people look at me like I would come from a different star, named skinny people planet and I had a lot of issues with feeling confident in my body because of that. But Instagram allows me to show how I am, who I am and thought me a lot more about myself.
I know it sounds wrong because I am just posting outfits but it took me a long, long, long time to feel good and beautiful in my own body. At the end of the day for most people I am just someone who has a little taste in fashion. Of course in my own special way. But I know for myself it is much more.
My friend Anna who I met on Instagram has also her own special way to present herself and that`s why we were connected really fast to each other. This is why I love Instagram. Because you got the opportunity to find someone who is just like you.
If you came this far please share it with your friends, post it in your Instagram Story, tag me and let me know about your thoughts. And just enjoy your time on earth.
Martin Kettenmeyer also is known as Martin_kto
xoxo - not gossip girl.