These days, everyone is on social media, creating content, posting memes, or taking that dog filter selfie. Creating videos, taking pictures, and posting it to the Internet has become the norm, and not the anomaly.
One moment I woke up to use the bathroom at 5 in the morning. The next moment I stood horrified at the figure before me - my cousin had arrived home from her night shift at work. For me, this is the thing. For you, it may be the way your smile doesn’t quite reach your face after a long vacation with family. Or it’s all the picture-perfect photos on your wall. When your room has been messy for a month. It’s going on a walk and finding out that you have dog poop on your shoe as you enter the house.
I’ve become tired of it. The almost nonstop consumption, the “Curation Culture,” the way we are never satisfied with enough. These days, from the ads on our TVs, to the way we shop, to the books we read, we are constantly consuming something.
Welcome to the freedom, welcome to the bills, welcome to the best and the worst memories to come. There comes a time in everyone’s life that slowly creeps up on them. They go through their childhood and teenage years without a clue of what’s to come. Then...BAM! Adulthood has arrived, and the journey to becoming a full-fledged functioning adult has begun.
I am lying down on my bed, typing this out. I have only just recently entered into my summer vacation, and after a year of school, all the hard questions have sort of come out of me. In the midst of the homework assignments, late nights, and club meetings to attend, I haven’t had time to really assess how I’m doing, the state of my being. This is an invitation for you to do the same.
Hey! It’s me, the one who has a face mask right now and is still in school clothes, the one who has decided a blog post should be written. Here I am typing to you across the webverse on my little corner of the Internet.