Am I a Narcissist?

*Before you read this title and say “um yeah, girl..” please read this blog!
If you haven’t come to this conclusion yet, I spend a lot of time on social media. Mainly Facebook and Instagram. Most of this time is spent, posting selfies, posting pictures of MY dog, MY husband, MY family, and MY friends. I “show off” my abs, my butt, my workouts. It’s a whole lot of me.
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 yeah… that a lot of me.
I’ve always had the thought in the back of my head with every picture, every post, am I narcissistic for posting this? I mean, a narcissist is classified by Webster’s as someone with great egocentricity or thinking one’s self is at the center of the world or of great importance.
Do I think that of myself? No. Pretty much the opposite.

So why do I post all the ME ME ME stuff?
I have thought hard on that for the past week, after all the wedding stuff calmed down and I felt like, for the first time in a long time, I could step outside myself and get some perspective.
I am looking for connection.
Not approval, not praise, not attention… connection.
Since moving to Raleigh, we have met our fair share of people. People we’ve grown to really enjoy and care for! But, most of the time, due to the nature of my day to day life– working as a nanny, fitness coach, online trainer, and going to grad school. I spend a lot of time time alone, or with a 2 year old, emailing clients, or coaching 30 people at a time and not getting much time to connect with any one individual.
Am I complaining, NO! I love what I do and I want to do more of it!
What I am trying to do is connect, with you, reading this.
Online we have so many ways to connect with people but sometimes in never goes beyond a like, a comment, or a new friend request.
if you are reading this and you feel like I do please reach out. I’d love to connect.
You can email me here or
DM me on instagram @sammyfitsleeves
Let’s be alone, together.

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