Instagram has become the highlight reel of our lives. It's brought out the inner photographer in all of us among a few other weird habits like obsessing over avocado toast, documenting the things we wear and mastering the art of the selfie.

We've all been guilty of doing things "for the insta." It's the way our generation shares our perspective on the world. Often times, that perspective is curated in a way that makes our lives appear as if they are perfect and that's when we need to snap back to reality and remember that things aren't always all sunshine, rainbows, and magical unicorns. 

But on the brighter side of things, we've become more in tune with our creative selves and that's something worth acknowledging. Here's a list of a few Regina instagramers that captured the people, places, and things in their lives in a cool way in 2016.

Note: this list was made in no particular order.

via @matteacolumpsi

@matteacolumpsi

via @edwardoalvaro

@edwardoalvaro

https://www.instagram.com/p/-NIOKXJrcE/?taken-by=blvckr.raw

@blvckr.raw

via @vanpetays

@vantepays

via @ktble

@lornecalvs

via @lindenwilcock

@lindenwilcock

via @auxwrd

@auxwrd

via @trossrob

@trossrob

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@katemays

via @j3anhuang

@j3anhuang

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN2aYU8gfwn/?taken-by=creations.by.manny

@creations.by.manny

via @freedomparry

@freedomparry

https://www.instagram.com/p/BK4SQoejF8G/?taken-by=ri.know

@ri.know

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOkJB_lDwV6/?taken-by=flyingmachines_

@flyingmachines_

via @thepoeticrobot

@thepoeticrobot