Lately, I’ve been sharing less of my personal life on my instagram page. I didn’t announce that I recently got a new job (in retail), or how I’ve been focusing on working out and school. I haven’t talked about my Prolactinoma, or some other huge personal issues I’m dealing with. The reason for that? Well, sometimes very personal things are meant to be kept private. I’ve made the effort not to share as much, because most people don’t truly care. They follow me to be nosy, or don’t have good intentions.
I love social media, probably too much. But I’m trying to live in the moment, and disconnect myself from “social media world”. I want to try and be happy without it, or stop feeling the need to share my every move, every struggle, every accomplishment, every meal, etc. I got accepted into SFSU this upcoming fall semester, and I didn’t announce it on my instagram. I didn’t feel the need to.
The thing is, I don’t care what others are doing. They can share everything- or nothing at all. I just have this personal goal, of maybe sharing less and trying to enjoy life without my phone glued to my hand 24/7. I remember the days when I didn’t even have a cell phone. The days before Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram changed the way of human interaction. I want to live a simpler life, and the goal would be to try and limit myself to spending time on my phone. The saddest part about it is, my phone is the first thing I grab for in the morning. It’s also the last thing I touch before I shut my eyes at night. (and I know many others do it too)
I guess it’s a little contradictory, since I do have a Facebook, Twitter, Blog, YouTube, and Instagram. Maybe I feel this way because life is so short, and I don’t think I’m truly taking full advantage of it. I might be rambling, and I may not make sense to you, but these are some of the thoughts I’ve been having lately.
I watched this movie called The Human Experience, a few years ago and it’s brilliant. It doesn’t talk about social media, but it does take you on a journey and shows you what’s truly important in life. Its a documentary that makes you think about the meaning of life, and the bigger picture. I highly recommend it. Check it out here.
Do you feel the same way? Do you think people are too engrossed in social media? Do you miss the times before social media? I’d love to hear your thoughts.