The last few days of my vacation were spent a) cleaning, b) sleeping, and c) stressing out about life in general. Sometimes I wonder if life is worth it. Sometimes I wonder if I ever should've done all the things I did: go to college, leave Michigan, move to Cleveland, etc. But at the same time I look at that and realize that I wouldn't be who I am today without those decisions, whether I can categorize them as "good" or bad".
In other news, I'd like to point you all to a great, funny post. Nat is one of my best friends and I always appreciate her humor and honesty. Her post really got me thinking. When is a blog not self-centered? Even if I say I'm doing it for another reason nominally, it really is all about me. Who doesn't thrill to see the comments, likes, "+1"'s, or other feedback? Who doesn't write in order to get a response or to portray a certain image of themselves?
The problem with blogging is that it's so easy to portray myself how I see"me". It's so easy to avoid criticism or criticize without consequence when you're blogging. I say this because I myself am guilty of it. There are things that I say on my blog that I would never have the opportunity to say outside of my blog. I would like to state that while I say this, I am in no way saying that blogs, social networks, and other online media sites are hindering our social nature. On the contrary, I believe it is just another stage of social communication evolution that we will work through.
|Allison (another best friend!), myself, and Nat|