I tend to post things on Facebook, and then, I delete them. Seconds, days, or even, months later. I think about how they may make someone else feel. I think I’m allowing myself to be too vulnerable, too open, too negative… but I’m just trying to be real.
When’s the last time you were real on social media?
Or do you take 10 photos before posting the most flattering? Do you only post a headline/status when it’s something positive? That’s not real.
Honey, you have every right to post what you want about YOUR LIFE. Maybe next time, though, ask yourself if you’re being honest with yourself, too.
Here are my thoughts. God Bless!
“I love you all, and I am so thankful for your patience through all of my Callie posts. I love her to pieces, and I’m so thankful for her. I’m so thankful to you all for your friendships, near and far, and all the support! However, I plan to be clear of Facebook for the rest of July and through August. The beginning of the school year is full of new, wonderful things that I am SO PUMPED for! I feel that I need to take this time to truly focus on who I am in Christ, who I am as a teacher, and who I am as a person. There are so many amazing avenues for positivity on Facebook, but we all know the stresses that can come with it, as well. Much of it is unnecessary. I am wanting to curb my addiction of mindlessly checking it throughout the day and letting the devil lie to me when I don’t have a notification directed toward me. I have so many loving people around me, and it’s easy to think we have less than we do when that happens. I have good things in my life, and I have not so good things in my life. I have grown to realize that I shouldn’t be ashamed of any of it! It’s life! I’m human! Bad things exist, but it’s all about how we handle them. Filtering your life through social media to only portray it as 100% positive just isn’t reality. It’s this falsity that so many of us have a hard time handling. We see all these people doing all these wonderful things, without any negativity surrounding them, and it makes us look at our own lives and say “oh crap…” It makes us feel, as if, our lives aren’t up to par. It’s so not true! Your life has great purpose, you mean THE WORLD to so many, and you were created to add some sparkle to this world. Pull up your britches and press on. We all can use some more reality, some more “Hey. I’m dealing with that, too.”, some more smiles, some more hugs, and some more Jesus. ❤️”