Are you on Instagram? I am – and I love it! It is such an easy way to find inspiration and a quick way to share snapshots of whatever is going on at the moment.
I joined the Instagram community one year ago and looking back I must say I had no idea what I was in for. I thought it was all about sharing photos and an easy way to add filters (oh yes, those early IG days when it was all about the filters!). But quickly it became about the people and not the photos.
I have “met” so many wonderful people from all around the world. I’ve seen bumps turn into babies, houses being renovated and travelgrams from across the globe. I have laughed out loud and shared the funniest insider jokes and I’ve been moved to tears from heartfelt captions and comments. I’ve jumped with joy when Instagram friends have celebrated joyous moments and watched in awe when the community come together to reach out and offer kindness and hope in times of sorrow.
I’ve seen true connections and friendships being born across the miles and oceans and I’m constantly reminded of, how small the world really is and that you can find like minded people with the same values and interests as you all over this beautiful planet of ours.
A few times now I’ve been surprised to find lovely gifts in the post from as close as Ireland, Holland and England and as far away as Canada and USA. Every time I am blown away by the kindness of a “stranger”.
I have grown to truly love Instagram and all the wonderful connections I’ve made. My world would be a little less colourful without this app. Plus it is so much fun looking back at my photo diary of the last year, it is a great way to remember the small things – and the big ones too.
Tomorrow two lovely Instagram friends of mine (and their son) from England are coming to Copenhagen. After hours of talking on Instagram, countless emails and some snail mail we are finally meeting in person. I can’t wait! I’m a bit nervous, but the good kind that gives you butterflies :)
Catherine, Stephen and Lucas – I can’t wait to meet you! Have a safe trip and see you soon xx
If you are not on Instagram, hurry up and get started. There is always room for one more. These are just a small selection of my instagrams, if you want to see more, you can find my account @thatnordicfeeling.
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