I feel like I should say something but I don't really know what to say?
It's kind of annoying writing things sometimes? Not annoying in that writing is annoying but more like annoying that people I know and am related to read what I'm writing and sometimes don't like what I have to say or how I say it.
That's the annoying part.
Sorry family. Love you but do not love your attempts to put restrictions on what I say. Or your judgement on what I say.
After I took a hiatus from social media for awhile, I guess I kind of realized how ridiculous it really is in the first place. We all know it's the highlight reel. We are, in the whole, either posting THE MOST AMAZING things or THE MOST TERRIBLE things.
Everything else is about food or animals.
The last time we moved and I posted a picture of our new house to…I think it was Facebook….pretty sure. Anyway, so I did that and then I head 'round the grapevine that someone I had gone to church with told her mom, who then told my mom, who told me that basically this person was like OMG THAT IS HER HOUSE???? when she saw the picture.
And the OMG part wasn't like wow!!!! But it seemed like it was OMG like OMG. Look at where she is living versus wherever it was they live (because I don't really know).
If was a blatant comparison and it felt like I had inadvertently made that person feel bad.
I didn't like that. I didn't even mean to make anyone feel bad or feel like they weren't accomplishing things in life (which is not true), but I did.
That is the crux of social media and why many people have issues because they see OMG THAT HOUSE! And then they look at their own house, which is probably amazing, and they think they're doing life wrong.
And they aren't.
They don't know all the things about that house that were nuisances or problems (hello ants that never went away and an awful monkey inspired bathroom we had to redo and an air conditioner that could. not. keep. up. in the summer).
All they saw was a picture and that was it. An instant assumption: She lives in this amazing house!!!!! Why not me????
I'm probably making way more out of this than what actually happened, but that it happened really stuck with me.
You do you.
I'll do me.
We will both be awesome at it.
I don't want to do something or say something or post something that might make someone else feel less than they actually are. We are all amazing and unique and walk our own path.
Do I suffer from the grass is greener syndrome sometimes?
I think that's part of human nature.
However, I am also realizing that the grass will never be greener than where you are currently standing. You might think it will be, but in truth it can only be greener if you're the one watering your own damn grass instead of staring at someone else's.
That's why I continue to keep any social media I post at a minimum. Do I want to share our house?
I think I have to kind of get over what others think. I know that I cannot control how others think. I know that there is nothing wrong with being proud of something you have done and sharing that success.
It's hard for me to do that. It always has been.
If someone ever asks about me and basketball I'll be like, "Yes, I played in college."
If Tim is there, he will tack on all, "What?! You were inducted into the hall of fame!….pshhhh you played in college! You were amazing!"
I don't know where the line of humility should fall, but my personal one tends to be on the side where less is shared versus more.
Maybe that's why I don't share as much?
I mean, I have always been that way. I'm actually just now realizing that the reason I never had any friends in school was
probably my fault.
I was always really quiet but I had the classic resting bitch face. Not intentionally, that's just how my face looks when I am not actively participating in anything.
I always thought no one liked me because I was quiet but I really think it was more no one wanted to talk to me because I acted like stuck up snob.
I probably gave off that vibe and really it was just me being insecure and not knowing how to properly open up and make a friend.
It's sad because I am sure I missed out on a lot of really fun friendships and super awesome people…and there's nothing I can do about that now, except not be that way going forward, making new friendships.
So, if you're reading this and you know me in real life, mainly the high school and college days….it wasn't you. It was me. You are awesome and I just didn't know how to be a friend.
I've finally had the self realization.
It only took…..forever.