Can we be real today? I mean all the way real? Is that okay? I might offend someone but I didn't really care to be political today.
Listen, I've had this post in the queue for about a month now. Every Wednesday in the month of January rolled around and I would stare at my computer wondering the same thing....to post or not to post? If you've been following me then you know that I've been deciding the later. It's not because I'm lazy and have no drive. I've been mentally struggling with this thing because...well, how do I put this? Ya'll and this social media thing get on my nerves. Glad I got that off my chest ::exhales::. I've been wanting to delete my social media accounts for a while now, but I can't seem to hit the delete buttons. It's a little difficult to promote a blog without social media, so I have to hop out of my feelings, post, and log off now.
In a way I have an old soul. I'm not one to fabricate my life for other people's validation. Social media not only allows e-thugs the freedom to express their unwarranted opinions, but it also allows people to live a fake life. In college, my friends and I used to say that we were living a fake life because we would do things outside of our normal characters. Being immature, living irresponsibly, or making foolish decisions....all of that is part of the fake life. Examples include driving 4 hours in the opposite direction of your destination all for the sake of YOLO or speeding through red lights on a "high speed chase" ::shaking my head and chuckling at the memories::
Listen bro-gals, we live real lives now days. We are adults, we have bills, we make sacrifices, and that's fine. If you are posting pics drinking everyday, I'm praying for your liver before I unfollow you. If everyday you're at a concert or some turn up event, I don't believe you. Post your ticket stubs or I'm unfollowing you. Let us not forget sister selfie. The girl who posts the same selfie pose, smile, and angle every day. Listen sis, I know you're reaching for likes. You're beautiful, go do some self reflection instead of flooding my timeline. I swear I scroll down my timeline like, "yea right ::scroll past::, yea right ::scroll past::, yea right ::scroll past::, that's cute ::double tap::, are you serious ::screenshot::." I know they say to live a life of expectancy but um....some people are just "living" a lie.
I'm a realist. Social media is so difficult for me to appreciate because I live a real life and I post my real life. Somewhere along the way I missed the memo that I am supposed to exaggerate my life to make it more appealing to other people. Appeasing other people is not my concern. I have other things that I would like to accomplish. I like social media because it allows me to keep up with people and to reach a large population at one time but I just can't...
That brings me to this one particular post that irks my soul. If I see one more post along the lines of "people who post about community service are doing it for recognition." ::SCREAMS:: Let's analyze this....essentially you are upset because someone decided to serve their community? Or is it the fact that they told you/posted it? Everybody isn't posting for accolades. Sometimes people are excited about their growth and sometimes they want to inspire your judgmental behind to make a difference. Better yet, sometimes people post about service to solicit your help. Please tell me another way to reach thousands within seconds. Do ya'll get upset about baby announcements to unwed parents? Nah, you don't because babies are blessings, right? Somewhere along the lines helping others became a sin. If I want to post about my service projects, I'm going to do that. It's not because I want your validation or to receive accolades. I post my life. This is what I do. I get joy out of being able to lessen the burden for someone else. I started this blog to document my journey of finding myself and traveling the world. I refuse to let ya'll stunt my growth and set me back.
And on that note, for the month of February, I will be conducting a coat drive for the homeless. If you have any new or gently worn coats, mittens/gloves, or scarves that you are not using, please find it in your heart to donate to the cause. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me.