Two in less than a week? Aren’t you lucky!
You know, for the longest time I’ve looked up to the Kardashians because of the empire these women have created, and how they haven’t let business get in the way of family. I’ve honestly admired how much family means to them, I haven’t been extremely lucky in that department, so it’s nice to see a bunch a sibling come together and not let petty crap like money, fame, or gossip come in between.
The family thing is just one of the many things I do not have in common with the Kardashian-Jenner clan. But yesterday something changed. As some of you might know the youngest of the clan, Kylie Jenner, just debuted her new solo docu-series Life of Kylie.
In it, she expresses her issues with having a camera in her face since she was 9 years old, and about how she missed out on a normal kids childhood because of the fame.
I had a great childhood, just like her, I have a mother and father that adore me and a brother that I swear to God is there, even if he disappears every once in a while. But that was the extent of what we have in common… oh, and the fact that I awkwardly resemble one of her sisters (Koko anyone?)
But this show put everything into perspective. We judge people that we don’t know, and why? Because they’re famous? Because they have money? That doesn’t give us the privilege to analyze their life, so this 19-year old took it upon herself to shut the haters and give us a small inside into who she really is… or the person that she wants to be.
I have no idea who I am or where I’m going. I’m still just a kid in my eyes. She’s trying to figure out who she is, but so am I. For once Kylie Jenner shares a normal experience for living such an abnormal life. This is the time to figure or not figure out life. This is the time to (just like she said) make horrible mistakes, but learn from them, and just simply try to live life (YOUR LIFE). One of the problems she faces, just like me, and just like a lot of people in my generation is that we don’t know what to do without our phones, we honestly feel more comfortable in the lens of our Snapchat filters than we do in a face-to-face conversation. We don’t know how to live without constantly documenting what we are doing, which we do to seek acceptance from our peers and followers. It’s exhausting to try so hard all the time for what? To satisfy someone else?
Here’s what I’ve learned, and this show made me realize a bit of it, be yourself. Those who accept you will then accept you for exactly who you are. Living in Los Angeles is already a struggle because so many people are fake or try to put up this persona of what they think other people want them to be. But I’m going to go back a bit, cut the hours I spent on my social media profiles, and just try to live this journey called life and do so the way I feel most comfortable. I’m going to try to date, make friends, and look at things without the help of my phone. Because at the end of the day, the battery runs out and you don’t always have a charger.
Thanks, King Kylie, this docu-series looks promising.