I think there are both positives and negatives to social media. For me, it's about about being selective about what content you are consuming, and of course creating. I like to see posts that inspire me, and give me ideas, and try to only follow people or brands that do just that. It can be a great way to share your passions, 'meet' - even virtually - people you feel you can connect with, and its also a good way to express your creativity.
There are so many people I enjoy following on Instagram, but one lovely lady I wanted to mention in particular is Iona, who runs the account Iona Adventuring I'm not sure when I started following her, but I love seeing the posts of her adventures around Scotland and she has such a positive attitude towards the benefits of getting outdoors and being active. She also posts some awesome stories of what she's up to, and watching her cycling stories gave me the push I needed to get out on the bike I'd owned for nearly three years and not ridden! (posts on that to come...)
Iona is a huge advocate for wellbeing and how adventuring can help your mental health, and even completed the Great Glencoe Challenge in July 2018 to raise money for the charity Health in Mind. If that wasn't inspirational enough, she also very recently set up a facebook page to bring together like-minded people and to arrange walks for others to join, called Iona's Adventures, so go and join it if you it sounds like your thing. We're hopefully going to meet up at some point soon for a walk, as she has family in Aberdeenshire, and I'm always happy to travel!
I will continue to mention people that have encouraged, motivated or influenced me to go places or try new things, as maybe you'll find them equally as inspiring.
Thanks to Iona for letting me use her images for the post.
I'm Kelly. A thirty-something year old adventurer from Aberdeenshire. Read more about me in the ABOUT ME section.