Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The thing about social media....
A few weeks ago, during Spring Break, we had one of those perfect days.
The boys and I had a nice breakfast, we went on a long walk with my dad, we visited my sister and went to her campus, and then we ate at my favorite bagel place. We then met my parents at Tryon Palace, went to my brother and sister in law's house to visit, and ate a nice dinner with them downtown. The weather was perfect. Everything was so nice.
I put the boys down for bed, and got out my computer to do a few minutes of work before I crashed myself. I was in such a great mood...what a wonderful day we had!
It took about 5.5 minutes on Facebook to change my mood. Ughhh...social media!!
A birth announcement (why does the stork keep missing my house?!), people coming up in my newsfeed that I was sure I blocked on all forms of social media, and people just being too much.
There are some good days on social media... People telling about nice things others did for them, or great opportunities they recently came across, or a trip that they took....all nice things that I enjoy seeing. I think FB tends to be more annoying because it's more of the people you know in real life...and you know they don't act the same on the internet as they do in real life.
We just need a manual for each form of social media...things you should and should not do!
I love seeing inspiring things on the internet....creative things....even heated things if there's some thought put into it.
I love seeing people accomplish new things and receive awards. I love reading a good Buzzfeed article. :) And I really do, for the most part, enjoy social media. I am a blogger after all. (And who doesn't love a good outfit of the day, or a good quote, or a good Pinterest find?!)
It's just interesting that all day I was living life...loving every second of it. And I feel like when we limit social media to a certain time (I try to limit mine to when the boys are asleep) ..or certain times of the day, (instead of scrolling through it whenever we have a second of free time), we'll all love our own lives a little more.
So...let's live life. Get outside. Play with our kids. Read a book. Have a face to face conversation with a friend. Let's enjoy it!
Posted by Ashley