Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hiatus from Social Networks

So a few weeks ago I decided to take some time away from using social networks. NO twitter and NO Facebook. It dawned on me that I'm wayyyyy too connected. I hardly ever put my phone down and I probably tweet and update statuses more than I actually talk to people. And that's going to change asap!

I remember a time when I was way more social with people, called 'friends' made plan to go out etc etc.... Lately that hasn't been the case at all. My social media break actually did me some good. I still chatted with the same few friends and spent time with my fam but i honestly had more time to get inside my own head... More time to just think. I realized how insignificant those social networking sites are.... You get so wrapped up in the non-sense people are posting or what a celeb is saying/doing that you forget what really matters! And i actually found time to read some more of 50 Shades of Grey =) not too bad of a book so far [I'm on chapter 21]

Friends vs Associates

If you ask the average person I'm sure they would tell you that they have a ton of friends. But in actuality, that's a lie! Granted the average person may KNOW OF a lot of people but that wont automatically make each individual your friend. I know because I've reached that point in my adulthood where I am fully aware that I will meet people, hang out with people but those "people" are not my friends.

Friends have your best interest at heart, friends are sure to NOT exclude you from plans or deceive you about what the event plans may be. Since moving to Texas I've met many new people and reconnected with people I called friends back during middle school and early high school. Amongst doing so I've realized there are 2 people here I can truly call a friend and of those 2 they don't have the time to go out as much as I like to go out. =( Soooo it makes weekends kind of boring if  I get off work early or if I'm off all together and want to go out somewhere and literally have no one to go out with. A very sucky life for a 26 year old!

The idea of this post came to me yesterday  a few weeks ago. A "friend" had planned an outing, invited me to said outing then changed plans and didn't really update me on what the current plans were going to be. In fact when I inquired about the plans at the beginning of the week the "friend" was very nonchalant or even unsure if the original plans would stick.

Yea for like 10 minutes I was a tad bit upset that this person couldn't have just been up front but that's just how some people are from time to time. I take it as a sign of who my true friends are. Besides, I won't be in Texas too much longer so the new connections to people I've made won't matter much after a while.