There are times when I’m on Twitter and Facebook and am in awe of what fabulous lives people have. New cars, great runs, tax refunds, blissful holidays, long mornings in bed while people’s partners make them tea… it’s all there. And I’m happy other people are happy, don’t get me wrong. But is it all amazing? Really? I think it’s easy to paint a positive picture on social media, and that’s okay. I can only imagine how crapola it would be if people were lamenting their sad lives, or ranting and raving about everything.
But sometimes, I’d love to see honest posts that will make me feel pretty regular about my life, and less inadequate about how fabulously people are portraying theirs.
So just for a bit, I’d love to see the following Facebook statuses and Tweets:
– I’m having a fat day. I feel like everyone is pointing at me and laughing
– I love my kids, but sometimes I have no idea what I’m doing
– I didn’t get the job I really wanted. I’m pretty sad about it
– My husband and I aren’t getting on so well. I hope we can resolve things because I’m very anxious about it
– I’m worried about paying my bond this month
– I’ve been hurt by my friends
– I’m scared of a lot of things
– I’m really lousy at…
– I’m a crap friend/partner/parent sometimes
– My life is imperfect
– I have wrinkles
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