I just got out the house and am sitting at the perfect coffee shop, on the perfect day, writing. The coffee art is beautiful. The pile of books next to me — sublime.
My daughter is packing her bag for a long-awaited playdate with her bestie. The trinkets she has selected to take with her is fascinating.
The old tree outside my home office window is in full bloom. I’d forgotten just how beautiful she is. Wow!
Some uninvited bloodred poppies have made a home under the young thorn trees I planted in my back garden last year. Welcome home, beauties.
I’m sure you’ll agree that all these moments have the makings of exquisite Instagram content. Should I share them? Or should I keep them to myself?
I’m not immune to the irony of using social media to ponder not using social media, however I’ve been thinking a lot about our reasons for wanting to share our touching moments with people we know and complete strangers on social media.
What happens when we decide not to share one of those moments, and rather keep them all to ourselves? This is what happens to me:
Five things I’m not sharing,
That said, I am sharing my thoughts on all this in the hopes that you can take a step back from your social media anxiety and FOMO. You won’t miss out on anything if you stay contained, joyful and centred, without the need for external validation.
Found and Lost will be on shelves soon. While it’s a work of fiction it will take you on an epic adventure of self-discovery, and I look forward to sharing it with you.
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