Since starting this blog we have long debated the power of Social Media - it's positives and negatives. The positives being that it has given us access to a big wide world, it has connected us to people we would never have known and provided insight and information that we would have never come across otherwise. In some ways it filters down the vast amount of information that is available and lets us access it in a way that makes us laugh, think or feel like others understand the world the way we do.
The negatives include the fact that it is so easy to believe that it's real life. It's tempting to shut out whats going on outside of the internet world, and to instead put too much stock in the relationships you make online, and forget that those bonds aren't always real. In the real world things are much less centred around you - in work, in social groups, in family!
However, if you don't put in the effort in real life, you will not have any new experiences to talk about in your virtual one!
We have to get up, go to work, sleep and repeat. There are days when the traffic is bad and we only have time to eat and shower, there are days when work is awful and working out who to pay back first becomes a nightmare, but the blog isn't the place for sharing that. We don't want to remember that stuff. The stories we tell are the highlight reel, of really good (and occasionally the really bad) things in our lives.
So this video came up at just the right time, it acts as a reminder that life really is what you make it when you go out and live it. It isn't about how many views or FB friends or followers or likes we have. We record and share our thoughts, pictures and posts for those who are interested not intentionally to create an all-good highlight reel. The moment that happens we will stop- or hopefully someone will point it out :)
For those of us joining our journey, who have sent well wishes or commented about how we give them hope, we really are grateful. It's important for us, and for everyone, to remember that it's the good and the bad that make up a life, without the bad the good wouldn't seem as good - so make sure and embrace all opportunities - Social Media should be a place to record those memories!
Anyways rant over enjoy the video: