laughing too late

Laughing too late. We’ve all done it. We didn’t quite get the joke at the same time everyone else did. We may have laughed along but we didn’t know what was so funny. And then when we finally did get the joke we were torn – do we laugh late and let everyone know we missed the point the first time? Or do we stuff our laughter back inside of us and move on? We really don’t think about laughing too late too seriously. In practice it doesn’t seem all that awkward or embarrassing. But what about other feelings? Feelings we don’t feel “at the right time.” What are we doing about those?

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to really know someone

So I started this blog almost eight months ago, and to me, that seems pretty crazy. Even though I wrote for The Odyssey Online for a few months before launching my own site, the writing I have done on this blog is more personal. And especially in these past couple of months, as people have continued to read the blog and learn a little bit more about me, I have faced numerous questions about privacy.

How does it feel knowing everyone knows everything about you? 

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… and we’re still waiting

We allow ourselves a lot of excuses for why we don’t do certain things. It seems we are all just always “too tired’ or “too busy” to do anything. And as overused as those excuses are, I’m pretty sure, that at some point or another, those explanations actually did hold some truth. Sometimes we really are too tired or too busy. Using those excuses every day is ridiculous, but every once in a while I think it’s okay. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about another excuse that, admittingly, I use way too often.

“It’s just not the right time”

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on social media

I probably care too much about my Instagram. And most people who know me can attest to that fact. I spend way too long editing pictures: choosing filters and adjusting brightness, exposure, contrast, etc. All for what?

I mean for me, it’s fun. I genuinely enjoy fiddling with multiple edits of the same picture to post on VSCO or Instagram or to post to this blog.  I really love playing around on social media. It’s a large reason why I started my own blog – to express myself online anyway I wanted to.

But at what point does it become too much? When does it turn from a creative outlet to an unhealthy obsession?

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