I get up to some pretty interesting things when no one is watching. My favourite being peeing in a bucket. My bathroom is just across my room but the whole task of getting out of bed, opening the door, walking to the toilet sitting myself down…too much work so I just place my bucket in my room and pee from there. It’s fine, judge me all you like, my secret is out! I bet a handful of other people do this, I can’t possibly be alone on this one but thanks to social media most won’t admit to it and that’s just how social media is slowly but surely stopping us from being our true selves.
Under Pressure (insert Queen audio track here)
I love me some golden oldies and that track just reminded me just how much social media can put you under necessary pressure. Have you seen how gorgeous people look online? Every other day they are wearing top of the range clothes, shoes, hair and makeup and the rest of us mere mortals are looking like we walked right out of a corn field! A few years back it really used to bother me. I couldn’t even imagine posting a photograph on Instagram wearing the same outfit I once posted weeks ago, that right there was taboo! Now that I’m all grown up I can safely say I post whichever picture I want to and that’s not even every other day anymore because data is expensive, I have other things to do with my money.
I used to be very anti love. After putting myself through unnecessary pain in relationships I didn’t have to be in I concluded that love was a farce. However, I have social media to thank for changing my perspective. Friends I follow on different social media platforms celebrate love in so many ways it’s beautiful to watch. The engagements, dates, adventures, marriages, the happiness that doesn’t stop popping up every other day assures me that there’s still hope for me and everyone else who is waiting on their love story.
Cyber Bullying Is Real
Once upon a time I could tweet whatever I liked until I got dragged for sharing my opinions. Nope, definitely not revisiting that part of social media anytime soon. That experience taught me to keep parts of my thoughts to myself because you never know who is waiting to pounce on you. I don’t even have clever ‘come backs” or the energy to fight anyone online. I can safely say social media has taught me to choose my words wisely! Just not on my blog though, here I write what I like.
Take Time To Switch Off
If you aren’t careful you can spend the entire day on social media platforms and not get anything productive done AT ALL. I take time out to enjoy my life offline and come back feeling more refreshed than ever. Trust me, you need it for your own sanity.
So who really am I when no one is watching? To be honest, I stay consistent, what you see online is exactly what you see offline.
I love my daughter, I love to run, I love to blog, I love to drink;vodka being my drink of choice and I love life!
How has social media impacted you both positively and negatively?