Happy Tuesday, loves!
Let’s talk about how we met. We either met online or in person. These days, there is no other way to meet.
It is safe to say that I am well-experienced at long distance relationships. Throughout most of my life, I’ve been meeting people from different “worlds.” Before having social media to rely on, we had to develop our creative state of mind. The snail-mail letters I wrote had to be entertaining enough to receive a reply. I would include photos of my family and I. When I didn’t have pictures to attach, I drew my own. Well, there goes a shared image without a delete button..
Along with letters, phone calls would last for hours. A lot of times they were long distance calls. Our poor parents were stuck with the phone bills. No matter how odd the early two thousands were, the simplicity of it all will be missed and honored.
Today, the digital age cannot be ignored. Social media is a huge platform where people can either exist bare face or wear a mask. These days, sharing an entire life on social sites is considered very “normal.” When social accounts are used correctly, nobody gets hurt. I’m certain that many friendships came from the world called, “social media.” Regardless of what the older generation thinks, the youth is passionate about finding their true soulmate online. It’s almost as if the millennial package comes with an Instagram handle. In this package deal, a profile should be vibey enough for us to follow and engage. If things go well (equally liking and commenting on each other’s stuff), we end up becoming friends in real life. How crazy is it that the profile we portray, defines our character and life? The image that we display to the world is how we introduce ourselves. “Am I the kind of person that people want to associate with? Will I attract new friends or push away acquaintances?” Whatever the intentions are, we have to remain true to our individuality. Why? Because lasting deep relationships are built on the way we actually are.
With every day that goes by, we get the privilege of meeting new faces. If not for social sites, we would have to write hundreds of letters. Feeling left out would be very common among friends. Can you imagine writing a personal letter to every person that you follow? That would be quite impossible considering the fact that many of us follow hundreds and thousands. Life gets busier and people change. I embrace the cyber world for giving us access to our friend’s lives without being there physically. Thanks to Instagram, I know the theme to my fifth cousin’s birthday party.
As we are our own judges, let us handle social media with care. Excessive intake of anything is never a good idea. If you spend your time wisely on social media, you will be left with enough energy for creating your own life. Don’t forget about the people you live with. Don’t forget your passions and goals. That’s the drawing you’ll never want to delete.
Note to self: Less creeping, more drawing.