First off, I’d like to thank y’all for the kind and encouraging words from last week’s post. Those who commented really made me realize that not only am I not alone in my feelings, but that my life behind blogging is pretty spectacular. While there is an ugly side to blogging, the friendships that are made from this community are pretty darn cool, too. I cannot thank y’all enough for making me feel special. Tears were definitely shed.
At church on Sunday, the story of Issac was discussed in relation to how family is real, not perfect. It made me think about blogging and how if we can’t get the ‘blessing’ (in the world of social media – the FB, Instagram or Twitter LIKE) from those that we’re trying to reach/impress, then we tend to portray ourselves as someone we’re not. Social media brings so many great things, it allows us to connect to people we wouldn’t be able to otherwise. However social media also allows us to present a sanatized version of lives. Bloggers crave a sense of attention, or in Sunday’s case blessing. We want to essentially be validated in our presence on the Internet, but at what costs. Friends helped me realize that I’m not failing at blogging, I’m kicking some major ass at REAL LIFE! I’ve really never been happier, and that’s saying something because I live with my in-laws right now.
Life goes beyond what you see here on FabAve. I try and present my genuine self on this space, because it’s essentially a representation of me and my life. I can only be perfectly me and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
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