Thursday, October 17, 2013
This online world and change
When I first started following blogs, I didn't really expect to get more out of it than maybe an idea for a new recipe or something fun to do with my family. I really never expected to be so inspired and touched by these people I've never met. I have changed so much since being introduced to this online world. I was and still kind of am a pretty private person to an extent. I have always had trouble with putting myself out there and showing any flaws. Don't get me wrong, I am a completely personable person and can talk to and make friends with just about anyone. I always give my all in my friendships, but there is that piece of me that is hidden. The part that is afraid if I tell someone my husband and I had a disagreement, that they would think that our marriage isn't solid and happy. The part that wants to just tell the good parts of our everyday and not the sometimes difficult times. We mostly have great days and I do want that to be the shining light of what people see, but I also want them to know that we are human too. There are days when my son is being so crazy stubborn and is sent to his room a half dozen times. I think in reading some of my favorite blogs this week I have realized that everyone has these same thoughts. It is comforting to know that I am not alone in this.
About 2 years ago, my husband and I deactivated our facebook accounts. We just felt that there was a lot of negetivity and fakeness that we didn't need in our lives. It was a HUGE relief, as weird as that sounds. I felt like people were trying to "keep up with the Joneses" and one up each other. I started to feel like I was being brought down by that whole world and wanted to focus more on the positive and my family. So, fast forward 2 years, and there is this instagram network I come across while reading blogs. I was so hesitant to join, but I decided to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did!! I have connected with some amazing women and have been so uplifted by them to the point of tears. I feel like when you see someones life through pictures, you just get the feeling that you know them. You can see the good times, the crazy times, and sometimes the sad times. I am so thankful for these online friends and hope to continue this journey of life with everyone watching. If I can inspire someone as much as I've been inspired than I feel like it is all worth it.
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of this online world and I really hope that you come back! Lots of Love!! xoxoxo