Like many other twenty- something year olds I browse Facebook several times a day. More often than not I am bombarded with weddings, babies, and engagement rings as opposed to the drunken pictures that used to pop up on a regular basis. While I am very happy for my old college and high school classmates I am not sure how I feel about seeing this everyday.
Some days it makes me feel like I am on the wrong path or that I am doing things a little bit backwards. Where they are getting married and moving in together, I moved 3,000 miles away from my boyfriend and started a long distance relationship. I still don’t know why it is what I chose and I don’t know if it was the right choice but I did it.
Social media has a way of making you question your decisions and life in general. You get to cyber stalk all the people you loved and hated throughout your life and compare yourself to them. I know that isn’t the point of Facebook or Instagram but I am pretty sure that is how must of us use it.
Lately I have felt my self seriously doubting my career choices. It is so hard to see all the people I went to school with succeeding in their regular nine to five jobs and know that I still am not where I want to be. I know I don’t have to have it all figured out yet but it is hard not to get caught up in what others are doing.
I have decided that I need to not look at what other people on Twitter or Facebook are doing but look at what they aren’t. I need to look at it in a different way see it from a different light. Maybe some people are jealous of me. I don’t know why they would be but hey maybe they are! Moving forward I am going to do my best to focus on myself and not let social media shape the way I view my own choices.
Don’t get me wrong I am still going to creep on everyone and check out who has the best wedding dress or the cutest baby but I am going to do my best to not let it get further than that.