Teen singing sensation and former AGT champion Grace VanderWaal took to social media to remind her fans that we need to take care of ourselves and that who we are online isn’t everything in an Instagram post. The 15-year-old musician went on to say that we need to find peace and take care of our physical being.
“Just a friendly reminder from yours truly to please remember that real life is right in front of you and it’s important to balance your online presence with your true physical presence and peace. As a teen who has grown up online like many of you might have I’ve never developed to strong of a dependency, addiction, comfort, whatever you want to call it towards technology and thankfully, because of that I’ve learned at my early age that after placing even the slightest amount of routine on social media and online presence it starts to seem like that genuinely makes you happier throughout experiences and daily life. I know it’s a little hypocritical of me to be saying this *through social media* but I don’t want people to take this as a get off of social media post because its not. It’s more like a know that your happiness, feeling as if it were more prominent through experiences WITH your phone is complete bogus and I PROMISE that if you push through that very temporary feeling of “I wish I had my phone”, you’ll find that peace will find you. Find your balance, self reflect, take breaks when needed, and enjoy your real experiences.”