Blogging is really strange. So are facebook, twitter, and practically every other public internet platform. The types of interactions we have on sites like this can be beautiful and inspirational, but they can also be destructive. In this world of social media, we tend to only post the positive. Not because we are hiding things, but because it’s not necessarily appropriate to broadcast personal issues all over the internet. That’s what our friends and family are there for – a listening ear. But sometimes I think it’s okay, and also important, to be honest. Because of our nature to simply post the positive, I believe that we have created an enormous cloud of discontentment that didn’t exist at this capacity before social media came to be.
For the sake of being honest, yesterday was not a great day … and that’s okay. It’s fine for every day not to be top notch, and it’s also fine for me to admit that to you. Just because someone seems to post everything about their lives on the internet doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t leaving out certain details. I really want to emphasize that we should never get completely wrapped up in the life that someone portrays online. Everyone has bad days. Remember that.
So what to do when you’re not having a great day? Get off the internet and go do something, preferably while wearing your favorite lipstick. It might help. It might not. But I think it’s worth a try.
Photos by Lily. (psssst – Happy Birthday, girl. Love you!)