A lot of articles, blogs and websites have sited using too much social media as a bad thing. But after logging into Facebook today I was instantly cheered up. People share lots of good news on Facebook and while it's important to get the balance right, as with anything, I find seeing my friends and family growing and changing over time quite an inspiring thing.
University results, good grades, engagements, birthdays and celebrations of all sorts have been shared via Facebook and Twitter, and while I always try and make sure I spend as much time off the computer as on, I am always reminded of how proud I am of my friend and family every time I log online. I've seen friends overcome barrier after barrier to get to where they are today. Witnessed family bring some adorable children into the world and met some amazing people through Blogger who I would class as friends, not just internet friends now.
I think that a lot of bad things get said about spending too much time online, but this is the digital age and a heck of a lot of people I know spend just as much time checking their Twitter feed on their phones or computers as often as they are out and having fun with their friends, so it's getting the balance right, right? :) All I know is that I couldn't be prouder of my friends and family, all their accomplishments, news and views.
It can be really hard to see the good for the bad sometimes, and these past few years, while tinged with sadness, have been softened by good news and I want everyone to know that it does get better and soon enough, you'll get your break. Take it from someone who went through a good few years of roughness before I found my calling!
Take care guys, enjoy the lovely clear blue skies in this photo and have a great week!
I was happy that the sun was out!