Instagram Archived Posts
Laura Lee - May 13, 2020


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Creating a very perfect Instagram account is no simple task as you all surely know. Sometimes, unfortunately, we need to delete some old posts that are no longer as cool or as aesthetic as we once thought. Whether we’ve changed friends, didn’t get enough likes as we would have liked, or realized that there are new ways to up our Instagram games, there is no shortage of reasons to delete posts from the past.  But thankfully, now, you don’t actually have to delete any posts to achieve Instagram perfection. 



Instagram has been so generous as to allow its users to get rid of posts from your own feed and save them in an archive, without completely deleting them from your life permanently. And thankfully, the whole process is super simple and user friendly.  Just go to your Instagram account, and choose any photo that you don’t want to be publicly displayed anymore.  Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the post you want to be removed, and select ‘archive’. By completing these simple steps, you’ll have the post removed from your Instagram profile, but won’t be deleting it completely, and can access it whenever your heart desires. 


So how do you access these pictures once you’ve archived them? Well, that’s also just as simple.  Enter your Instagram profile, and select the three lines in the top right corner, then pressing on ‘archive’.  Once you’ve entered your archives, you’ll be able to see the photos you’ve removed from your profile, as well as your old stories, with the option of filtering between the two.  What’s even more exciting about this not so new feature that many of us are only discovering now is that your archived photos will even remain with the filters you’ve put when you posted them!