Social Media Is Our New Girlfriend

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We have a tendency to lose ourselves in social media from time to time.  We forget that real life and real relationships are all around us.  We lose ourselves in trying to find out what all our friends have done today by reading their posts, rather than getting coffee with them.

We have a tendency to create our Facebook face, the parts that only the world can see, and hide all the parts we are ashamed of.  It’s easier, in a friendship you have to be real in order to maintain a strong friendship.  In social media you can be fake.

Sometimes we need to unplug.  When you come home after a long day work you don’t need to run to your laptop, you need to connect with your family, your significant other, or whoever you share your home with.

Don’t just post a status telling your friend you are thinking about them, call them up, set up a coffee date, go do something fun with them.

Social media has literally become like a girlfriend or boyfriend for many of us, and sadly at the expense of the important people in our life.

Social media is good, but don’t put it in a place it doesn’t belong.

Foward Motion

It’s 9pm.  My eight month old just woke up crying, no apparent reason.  She sleeps like clock-work normally so it’s a bit of a shock.  Something out of the blue, unexpected.

Life throws us curves.  And usually lots of them.  We don’t get a warning, no email notification one week before, no reminder text.  No Facebook notification.

But what if we did know when those curves were coming.  Would it really better us?  Or hinder us?

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If you knew that you would sprain your ankle on your camping trip next week, would you cancel it altogether?  If so what would you then miss?  A story to tell later in life?  A memory of when you pushed on and made it through?

What if you knew the girl you liked was going to break your heart.  Would you never date her?  What would you miss out on?  The reconciliation?  Winning back her heart after the break-up and your relationship being even stronger?

It’s easy to assume life would be better if we just knew in advance when bad things would happen, but that knowing would cause us to change our actions before hand, and we would miss out on so many lessons, joys, and discoveries in life.  It’s the unknown that keeps us guessing, keeps us excited, keeps us moving forward.

Forward motion.  Don’t ever lose it.