* Inspired by true events: my awkward self and the very awkward social media dos and donts that rule our world today. *
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO
This is a recent story... in fact it happened Christmas Day. I had just stayed up talking to a guy Christmas Eve and it was going pretty well. It ended on a good but odd note and I was a little confused about something he said and the way he meant it, but we had said our goodnights and I went off to dream land. Of course then the morning came and after opening presents, right before the big Christmas Breakfast... I ran upstairs with my sister to discuss the previous night. (For Christmas I had received the Iphone6 early as a present) So as I am scrolling through our texts, I look down to realize I had just recorded part of our conversation... and with that realization I somehow sent it to him. I start hyperventilating and crying and wishing I was anyone else at this point. I am praying to God, texting friends, and still hyperventilating and considering throwing my phone out the window. I just knew this was it, I ruined everything and was never going to hear from him again. (I even maybe had shed a few tears over how stupid I can be.) Well, what do you know he surprised me by texting me (what?? I truly did not see that coming) and a simple "Merry Christmas!" at that. We then held a nice little conversation and the grand little voice memo was never brought up, still to this day. Praise Jesus!!
THE INTERNET IS A SCARY PLACE
We've all been there, hey I even wrote a blogpost before about it, you are doing a little innocent internet creeping and the next thing you know you are in way too deep. It happens to the best of us, you're innocent on instagram and keep clicking and the next thing you know you're stalking some random girl who lives in Richmond and you have no clue how it got this way. You just open google and type in the name to make sure he's not a total creep and the next thing you know his mother's pinterest pops up with a whole board dedicated to him and it's just too much information you should have never seen. The internet is filled with great inspirational messaging, too many common white girls and their starbucks (me included!), but it's also filled with sites that can show you their instagram, Facebook, address, myspace, etc. The world is a scary place we live in. And let's not even talk about liking a photo when you're down to the 75 weeks ago photos.... tragic.
IF THEY LIKE YOUR PHOTO THEY BASICALLY LOVE YOU RIGHT?
Two years ago the boy I had the hugest crush on (I'm talking a good six years) finally "made his move" and liked my Facebook status (lolz). I hyperventilated and could barely speak at first I remember shutting my two friends up and banging on the table exclaiming look at my status. Tears of joy were shed (lol) I mean I started screen-shoting that moment, texting it to a good friend from out of town. I then proceeded to scream and to waltz around the room like a disney princess. The status was seriously nothing special, yet it basically had made my life. (I mean everyone knows liking a status basically meant a marriage proposal right? duhhhh) Our mind can get excited over the simplest of things, and personally I love that fact. Now, no I don't think that because he liked my status it means that was a proposal and he basically has always been in love with me but it was a crowning moment in my clearly pathetic life hahah. About a week ago I found this buzzed video and couldn't help but burst into laughter a) because like duh this it totally our inner monologues when it comes to good ole insta and b) it totally reminded me of my Facebook status experience I just shared above.
I don't think I'll ever get technology to "work" for me and my love life but I also think that's the beauty of it all... I get to share fun embarrassing stories like this for everyone on the internet to read (and I pray they can relate too.) So for now here's to the snaps we get when we have no makeup and am laying in bed in unwashed hair from our crush, may we never accidentally add our crushes Dad on Facebook, and here's to the countless conversations you have in your head figuring out just if and when is the best time to add that guy on Facebook and instagram even though you guys text and snapchat. Ugh finding love is hard ;)