I miss my pre-internet life, to be exact.
The compassionate talk about the meaning of life and how bogus is people's picturesque life in social media nowadays, with my boyfriend last night left us with a tough yet thorough decision to make: taking a vacation from social media. Taking a vacation from social media means that we are logging off from our social media routine, well mostly those social media that we constantly check on our phone. Yep, those social media which home feed's we compulsively scroll through with our thumb, whilst putting emotions and comments. We decided to make the most of our blogs by posting things or writing our mind out rather than just post things like; what are we listening, where we have our lunch, who are we with, and etc. Taking a step back into the traditional way is good for the soul.
Today is my first day without posting anything on a particular social media platform which i usually scroll through the moment i woke up, just to see updates of people's activities, who were they with, what are they watching, listening and all of those things that somehow you want and don't want to see. I can't really get myself out of it, but last night's talk with Ryan changed everything. Seriously though, i know i'm not the only one who felt that today's social media is overwhelming. From what i've learned in one of my compulsory psychology course this semester, social media creates tension to the society. Depression, Fear and Anxiety arise because the compulsive use of social media. People started to use social media as a medium to boast, even worse a deceptive boast ( yes, i made my own term right there). Believe me, you'll soon started to see that the grass is greener on the other side.
So here i am, writing. There are countless of time where i sat in front of my laptop, checked on my blog and do nothing about it. I've shared so many things ( read : update) about what's happening to me on other social media platform (the one that i shut down) and it didn't satisfy me. I miss blogging so much, I miss the feeling of pushing the 'Publish' button and have my writing up on this small website of mine, without the need of scrolling to the news feed and see what other's is doing and thinking whether they'll like my post or not. So yeah, it's a different feeling of accomplishment.
Anyway, i am currently enjoying a cup of hot mocha at some little cafe located in the State Library of Queensland with a friend of mine. Examination week is coming and my final assignment is due on 30th of October and it worth 50% of my final grade. Thus, i need to get my head in the game for now.
Worthy posts coming up soon!