You wake up, grab your phone.
Check the email, text messages, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest.
20 minutes later, the bathroom is all yours.
Again check the phone. Any new messages.
Put down the phone.
Take phone but don’t look at it. It’s only been 1 minute since you last saw it.
Grab your clothes to wear that day.
Quick check if any new messages arrived.
Take phone to kitchen.
Lean against counter and scroll through Instagram.
What did I miss last night? Nothing?
Head over to Facebook to check if anything happened there. Nothing. Or did my friends just not share or post it. What am I missing out in life? I’m sure something went on last night! I must know about it…
I’m beginning to feel lonely. Maybe Twitter? Maybe I missed a note on Facebook Messenger? Nope, none there. Really lonely now…
Drink giant milkshake along with a few cookies. I need a pick me up. I’m feeling sad. Does anyone want to spend time with me? I’m glad I have a job where I am relied upon. No, it’s not a rocket science job. I am replaceable. But I give it my all. I make a difference.
Even though many others can probably do the same job, I am confident that the way I do it means a lot. Those who I work with, value it. I see their expressions. I am grateful for being able to make a difference.
After work upon checking my messages, I discover a new group on WhatsApp that I’ve been added to. Yay! I’m invited to this weekends party at a friends house. I’m no longer desperate to join. I know I have value beyond social media friends.
I need to start living myself. I am special. I can make myself proud. I do not need anyone’s acceptance in order to feel better. Whatever my social life brings me is an extra. I need to start appreciating myself. For who I am.
I am not just another friend. I am “I” and “me”. I exist whether my social media friends call on me or not. I am proud of my accomplishments. They are many. I should pay attention to them. I will feel better. Checking my social media pages does more hurt to me. I will NOT check it now. Or now. Ok now. Not that I need to but rather to say ‘hi’ to those needing it.