posted on: 5.14.2014
I realized I needed to step away from this technological reality so that I could get back in touch with the real reality. I separated myself from any program that gave me even an ounce of validation based off of said accounts' success i.e. Blogger, Bloglovin', Google +, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
And here I am exactly 1 week later, believe it or not I survived. What did I learn you might ask? I learned that the opinions that genuinely matter are the ones you genuinely value, and for me that includes many MANY of my fellow bloggers! I learned that social media isn't this horrible creation de-socializing today's youth, in fact it DOES enhance the human experience. (I missed my internet friends.) But most importantly this break gave me time to ponder my goals, my need for this blog, and my strange need for web validation. I have come to re-realize that this blog, and all my social media accounts that branch from it are places of communication and creative freedom. A place for me to be well...me and to talk to you about well... you. What better way than to show the world who I am and who I want to be than with these wonderful platforms filled with millions of other people trying to do the same thing in one way or another? In turn, I vow to be more true to myself and ultimately you all. I suppose that is where these strange photos above come in, an attempt at authenticity. This evening I did not romp around in stilettos with a full face of make-up. Rather, I stripped down, took a semi-cold shower (California is trapped in a horrendous heat wave) put on a face mask, and began to write to you. Today this is really me.