I can also not capitalize anything in my blog post title because THERE ARE NO RULES DAMMIT!
Is it just me or has social media got us overthinking everything? I remember the times when I would take a random picture throw a highly saturated filter over it and post it without a care in the world. I didn't care who liked it, who saw it, or how much impact it made. I just knew it made ME happy. Nowadays I feel like my presentation needs to be a certain way, timing needs to be right, and God forbid I fall off of posting and the algorithm curses me out as a result of it. Frankly, I'm sick of it. I don't want processed authenticity I want the real thing. I miss the old internet.
5 minutes ago I considered the fact that I can make the internet exactly what I want it to be. I can connect with this community that's eager to see me off of social media. Y'all aren't expecting me to come up with catchy TikTok or reels (although if you follow me on TikTok I will send you one that I find hilarious) but y'all are down for the merchandise I create, the books I write, the podcasts I record, and the insight I send. For that I am grateful. It's with y'all where I feel like I can be me. With y'all, I feel like I can be myself.
Whew even writing this was cathartic. I really had to get that off my chest. I was always a writer first; I got distracted and unaligned with socials but I'll come here to release more of myself.
Thank you for reading, thank you for subscribing, "thank you for being a friend" (cue golden girls theme song remix)
Peace and Much Love,