Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kids these days....


My sister just got back from UNCSA and she's already been tagged in a ton of pictures and "I miss you" posts on Facebook.  Seeing this made me think of my days at the School of the Arts.  No one had a cell phone, no one had Facebook....when we all went home, we had to write each other.....letters. When we liked a boy, we had to desperately pray that he would somehow, magically show up in the dance building during an especially skinny, on-my-A-game day.  There was something nice about being able to go home and....I'm not sure exactly how to put it but.....just remember the good times that were had.  I enjoy keeping up with friends through FB now, but I love that I was able to grow up in a non social media world.  


{And now I will publish this post on Blogger and share it on FB and on Twitter}

 

21 comments :

Thinking out LOUD said...

I can't even imagine what things will be like once our children reach this age / stage. The thought can be a bit overwhelming at times to think of how our parenting style will have to change based on the developments of the time.

Danielle said...

I just spoke very similar words to my nephew as he was texting and FBing at a family dinner. Kids these days...

Hailey said...

It is so crazy how everyone has fallen into the trap of social media in such a short amount of time... my 67 year old Nana included.

PS- She can text too :-/

Cortney said...

It's crazy how different it is now. My 10 year old niece wants a TWITTER..NO MA'AM!!!!! I told my sister tell her to go outside and play like we did when we were little things are just so different now. It makes me sad to know if I have a kid it will never have the kind of childhood that I did.

Tiffany said...

I totally understand this one! Everywhere you look = media. My family and I lived in the country growing up and had no cell phones, and points where we didn't have a tv. We were outside playing soccer in the yard, or baking inside, campfires -even in winter.....it is so easy now to just grab a remote, cell phone, laptop, etc... but we blog (and I love your parenthesis at the end) ;)

Natalie said...

It's so crazy really. My brothers all want Facebook pages, the 11-year-old recently asked me how to use Twitter! Gahhh, but meanwhile we all sit here and blog so I guess it's about balance :)

Eloquent English said...

I really need to start hand writing letters... That's one of my favorite things is to get personal letters in the mail? How often does that happen anymore? Maybe for a B'day...? Note to self... Write more letters.

B said...

so true! i had my first kiss at UNCSA and i remember we would talk on those old school landlines in our rooms. i also remember getting postcards and letters from friends at home. SO much fun to get them in the mail. oh the good ole days!

Tara Marie said...

letters need to make a comback!

Emmy said...

We were on the same thought wave! Yes I really can't imagine what it would be like now. I think I would be checking my crush's every status and tweet wondering if he liked me. It would be hard. I do wish digital cameras were around sooner as I hate not having pictures of things like I do now.

Samantha said...

I'm glad to remember a life without the internet...and a few years of my life without a computer. I remember when we got a computer, and I remember when we got internet...and I'm thankful for those things now, but sometimes I long for the simplicity of it all. I can't even believe that we lived without cellphones! I don't even go use the potty without mine.

Lindsay said...

Jeremy and I were just talking about the days before internet! And then talking about dial-up and having to wait forever for the thing to dial up. Or calling a friend and knowing they were on the internet because their phone was busy.

Megan said...

It's crazy how much technology has changed just in my lifetime! It's fun to talk to my students about "the old days" when I was their age. Now, we can't imagine our life without these things.

dreaming en francais said...

It is seriously crazy how much social media is taking over -- in a way, it's a good/easy way to stay connected but in a way, it can be too much! On another note, you look beautiful. I love the maxi skirt!

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Meg {henninglove} said...

it is hard to believe that we think of our life in terms of stage prior to facebook, prior to email, prior to pinterest

smk053078 said...

You are so right! I grew up without even the internet. It just started when I was graduating HS. I didn't even have an email address until I was a Junior in college! It's so crazy how times have changed and how everyone seems to rely on social media. It's is sort of sad, but at the same time oh, so fabulous!!
Shanna

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

haha - so true! Something that I love and hate about our modern society... can't seem to escape it! Love that maxi skirt!
xx
Here&Now

Kate @ Daffodils said...

It is so different! In HS, I had to take the family house phone (on a cord!) into the bathroom to talk to my bf on night. I think that there is definitely something lost in all this social media, but I still love it. We just have to find the balance with our boys as they get older!

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

I am insanely thankful that I grew up when phones consisted of "snake" and my parents telling me "you have 40 texts this month!" Those were good days. I am so thankful fb was no around. Geez. I'm 27. I'm old.

And lastly, I'm so thankful for the online world. Skype. Blogging.. you know those basic things.. those are the things that make me very happy. You know.. blogging it's where I met you. So, yes happy.

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I was just reminded about something similar yesterday. It was my birthday and my best friend 'knew' it was but because it wasn't on FB (and my sisters and mum etc know better than to write birthday messages there) and I didn't mention it on my blog, he waited until almost midnight to ask me! It was the funniest thing, I said, oh you know I'm private like that. His response "coming from someone who has such a personal blog" oh dear! I like tuning out of the whole social media world every now and the! xoxox

Fash Boulevard said...

You're so right. Fabulous post, love! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post for LaurenConrad.com. xo

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