This summer has been insanely busy (we bought a house! we went on trips! we continued to work full time so we could pay our bills!) and over the past few months I've taken some time to reflect on my relationships with social media and blogging in general.
Two weeks ago, I was having a panic attack to my Greek husband. I was freaking out about the Society of Excellent Women Meet Up– I was convinced no one would show up, I was convinced I couldn’t get what I needed to done in time, I was convinced it would be lackluster and the people involved would feel let down and that the people who were rooting for me to fail would cheer and laugh.
Happy 2017 everyone! I think that by the time December rolled around, the majority of us had written off 2016 and were ready for a fresh start. We all managed to make similar posts about our year, reflecting on our best moments and expressing excitement for 2017, and I’d love to make a basic blog type post that my goals are to drink more water and explore more in 2017 but after reading my friend Currie’s great New Year’s reflection blog, I decided to bare my soul (as per usual here) and share my goals for 2017.
The other night, I was having a conversation with my best friend about all the little ripples of drama that people create through social media. We talked about how we both felt that we had grown in the past year because we realized we had let go of a lot of the anger and reactive tendencies that we had felt when we were younger. We acknowledged that people are always going to be bratty on social media and that often times people like to create their own dramatic narratives where they are the struggling lead character who can do no wrong. That means sometimes you wind up being the bad guy in someone else narrative – and sometimes you get caught up and truly play the part. We talked about how part of living a more balanced life means not engaging in these narratives.