Today while browsing the loved app Instagram I came across a picture of from a gal I’ve followed for awhile and thought “wow her daughter is getting big”. After that I realized how emotionally attached I feel toward some of the people I follow. I feel as though I am part of their lives because I get a very tiny glimpse into their world via this one or two daily squares.
It was in that moment it really hit me how big of an impact one image could really make from a simple app. We live in the world of Big Brother but it can be such an amazing thing. There are so many people that have make amazing connections because of Instagram. I have and I can’t imagine it any other way.
Am I alone in this love affair? Does anyone else feel emotionally connected to the people they follow?
A journal prompt thanks to sometimes sweet: Think about the plans you had for your adult self when you were younger- would you say they match up to your reality today? What did you wish for your future when you were a child? Did you have a plan? And would you say you’ve followed that plan in any way? This week, look at the life you hoped to have (even if you consider your childhood “dreams” silly now) and see how your current life compares.
Initially I laughed at myself. When I was around 8 my dream was to be a real princess. I was going to move to Europe to find a prince, become a princess, and spend my days wearing ball gowns.
As I grew a bit older I was going to become the most sought after project manager. I was going to move to New York and basically live exactly like Carrie. My own version of Sex and The City. I worked toward that until I met L.
Its funny how someone can alter your life without them (and even yourself) knowing right away. Now when I think about my dreams of moving, living my life for designers, I just laugh. I cannot even imagine living any where but here with anyone else.
After reading the prompt I had to really think deeper than just what my career dreams were, but how else has my life altered as I’ve grown. When I was younger I wanted nothing more than to be a mom. I still strive for that experience but I know it will come in time. L and I are babies that have so much to experience still.
Its funny to think about graduating exactly ten years ago and remembering how far away I thought this year was. How much I was going to have accomplished by this point. Now I’m here and I still feel like that 18 year old girl with the world at her finger tips. Yes more responsibilities but so many possibilities.
Thinking back on how my life has evolved from my little girl dreams to today makes me excited for the next ten years. Where will we live? Will have a family of our own? Even in a year from now, how will my life change from the plans we have set for it now?
I have recently found myself as incredibly sentimental. Our first anniversary is next Sunday and I feel lost in time. Where has this year gone ?
I started this post awhile ago but wasn’t ready to fully complete it at the time. When I started this post I was feeling really sentimental about our first anniversary. It’s not a big anniversary but it has so much meaning. We’ve officially begun marriage as a married couple, no longer newlyweds.
Since the passing of our anniversary I feel completely and utterly content with life right now. I guess the best word to describe it is happy.
I had a couple weeks of being jealous of other peoples happiness but then I really asked myself “why the hell am I focusing on others instead of my own happiness”.
So here I am today, happy, healthy, and sweating because it’s hotter the hell here. But all in all pretty freaking happy.
So I’ve been MIA since May. There isn’t a specific reason. Maybe a mix of being uninspired and lazyness. Since my last post we’ve driven to California, celebrated our first wedding anniversary (!!!), I started a new job, and celebrated the 4th of July #merica.
I’m pretty excited to be back utilizing this space. I like knowing I have a spot to put some of the random thoughts that pop into my head. Now I need to just actually show up once in awhile…
Our camera is in the shop but here’s a small glimpse into the last few weeks thanks to my trusty iPhone.
P.S. The photo of me hugging my cousin is meant to be cut off.she picked her wedding dress that day and I can’t spoil the surprise.