A friend asked me today if I was ok.
I didn’t know what to say. Do people ask this because they’re genuinely concerned that you are NOT ok? Are they just nosey? Do I have something on my face or paint in my hair? If I answered with a, “No, I’m not ok,” would they really want to help or are they just garnering for gossip to spread around.
I stood there for a split second before answering, “Yeah, I’m great! Why do you ask?” (Because I really am great and I really did want to know why they asked).
She said, “Oh no reason. You just haven’t been posting much on Facebook or Instagram.”
Phew. Wave of relief.
Instead it was a compliment.
I’ve been out living life.
Not thinking about posting Instagram pictures or updating my Facebook status.
There are a million anti-social media posts out there. This isn’t one of them. I love social media and see all the benefits of it. Facebook and Instagram (and this blog) have given me an outlet that I needed. They serve (served) a purpose. Right now, they just don’t serve me.
It’s as if something in my brain has shifted.
After FIVE years of sharing (and honestly OVERsharing) my life, making sure I had my phone to take pictures, trying to grab those precious moments so you guys could see these blessings, I’m over it. I want to forget where my phone is. And I have been. I’ve been losing my phone lately, not remembering the last place I used it. We just went on vacation (to Hilton Head…it was lovely!) and I took 6 pictures the entire trip. SIX!!! Maybe you’re not a blogger or addicted to social media and this seems trivial to you…but for me, it was huge.
And it took no effort to forget.
That’s the most important point I think. There’s where the shift lies.
The not blogging.
The not posting.
The radio silence.
It’s just happening. Naturally.
My current needs are the things right in front of me. The people and experiences right in front of me.
Without a phone or camera standing between us.