Engagements and Weddings and Babies… Oh My!

Dirt of the Day

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.

Paige Sullivan
Paige is the epitome of a Bostonian. She isn’t afraid to say what she is feeling and to go after what she wants. Paige has an obsession with everything pop culture and entertainment. She is currently working towards a career in entertainment reporting.

1 Comment

  1. Girl just do YOU! Facebook, twitter, instagram are people’s controlled life..

    Do what makes you happy. 🙂

    I am so happy I didn’t get married to the first guy to purpose or the last. I am busy being happy with me and waiting for the right guy to come along.

    In the meantime I am having a blast with my friends, enjoying my friends kids and helping some of them through divorce in our mid thirties…

    Everything isn’t all it’s cut out to be, just to be married or have a baby may not be for you at the moment, or maybe it is.

    Personally I want my career first then the right guy, etc can follow. My favorite acting coach told me once, “It’s not about what you want, it’s about what you want most.”

    Again, do what makes you happy. You will attract the same like minded people.

    xoxo

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