There are days which are harder than others. That’s a fact. Today was one of those days and on days like today, it’s these little moments that keep me going:
One of the things that upset me today was being ‘told off’ by Maia’s teacher. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know what I’m talking about. I don’t wish to go into the matter here too, but what happened made me think really hard about the internet and social media in particular.
I’m a self-confessed addict to Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and, obviously, blogging. I also use Facebook on a daily basis, mostly because it’s the only way I can keep up with most of my friends and family who live on the larger island or abroad. If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that I am very open and honest about my personal life and experiences. I don’t sugar-coat my past or whatever feelings I would be going through. If there are things I don’t want to share with anyone but my husband and closest friends, then that’s what I do. I don’t write about every single thing I think of, struggle with or go through. I do, however, share more than most people would feel comfortable with and I do so knowing that I might be judged or ridiculed and I’m fine with that.
What I am not fine with is people who call themselves my friends using information I would have shared online to hurt me or others. That I cannot accept. So, from now on, I’ll be more careful whom to befriend and whom to mention in my writing, but hell will have to freeze over before I stop writing whatever I want, whenever I want to.
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