Ireland Baldwin is appreciating nature while living in Oregon.
On Sunday, the model daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger took to Instagram and shared pictures of herself and her dogs enjoying the great outdoors. In the caption, she opened up about the pressures she felt while scrolling through social media and how nature helped her realize the things that are far more important.
On Using Social Media
“I’ve learned a valuable lesson living out here in Oregon and spending far more time with my dogs in nature,” Baldwin began.
“I don’t know if any of you out there feel this immense pressure to work harder, make your self more attractive, spend/earn more money, and make more friends because of social media pressures, but I do sometimes,” she continued.
“I don’t know if you experience the ups and downs of life and the unknowing of when your next shareable moment is. Sometimes I mindlessly scroll through social media and I feel like everyone is creating and working at speeds I can’t keep up with,” the 26-year-old explained.
Remembering The Past
“I feel like people have the strength to dress their best and do their hair and makeup every single day and some days, I want to lay in bed in nothing but socks and stream 10 hours of a tv show,” Baldwin admitted, adding, “Sometimes I let it get to me… the feeling of not being as impressive as my very peers.”
She also recalled the “mistakes I’ve made, things I’ve said, the times I’ve gotten too drunk in my earlier 20s, the hideous outfits I’ve been photographed in… I dwell, and dwell, and dwell…”
But when she gets off social media and walks her dogs, the “Grudge Match” star realized nature doesn’t actually care about superficial things.
How Nature Helped Her
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“Nature forgives you and doesn’t judge. It also doesn’t care what you wear or who you are. I go on these long walks and remember that none of this matters,” she noted.
According to Baldwin, “Kindness matters. Apologies matter. Learning from your mistakes matters. Being kind to yourself matters.”
She also added some advice to her fans:
“But none of any of this on your screen is going to exist beyond your time here on this earth. Fill your feeds with people that make you feel good. Don’t waste your time on people who don’t. Don’t dwell on who doesn’t follow you, who doesn’t notice you, or who simply isn’t like you. You’re one of a kind and that’s the beauty of it all. Spend more time outside… trust me, it helps. But wear sunscreen please!”
Many Can Relate
The post earned plenty of attention from fans and some notable personalities, including her mom and Paris Hilton.
“Love this 😍🙌” the hotel heiress commented.
“No truer words….. so beautiful and just simply so thankful that you know this so young… You can waste your complete life worrying about about what other people think of you… And trying to play catch-up… And not feeling good enough… Doesn’t mean anything………. So happy you took this tremendously freeing step… So early in your life… You have taught and shown me so so much… I love you…….❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻✨🥰🌸✨✨✨✨✨✨✨” Basinger wrote.
“OMG you have no idea how close to home this hit for me. I am Old enough to be your mom and after 62 years my entire life of living in Miami and watching it change to the worst ever i am following my daughter to North Carolina and finally fulfilling a dream I’ve had for 30 years of getting out of Florida to a simpler non pretentious life where you don’t have to have make up on all the time or look your best in a bathing suit or all the pressures that come from the plastic surgery capital of the United States,” another follower quipped.
“You’re beautiful and this is perfection. Keep chasing authenticity and staying in the moment (in nature) and you’ve found the keys to peace,” added the fourth commenter.
Why She Left California
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Apart from her dogs, Baldwin is living in Oregon with her Portuguese-American boyfriend, RAC, whose real name is André Allen Anjos, 37, a musician and record producer.
She moved to Oregon in December 2020 from California. In a post she shared at the time, Baldwin told fans she was “dealing with a deal of anxiety” and “couldn’t take a deep breath in Los Angeles.”