I decided this morning that it was really important for me to update this space every day in June. And I’m going to try to hold myself to it, even though I’ve also felt the pull to ditch all forms of social media and revert back to letter writing as my only form of communication (from my hermit cabin, of course).
I’ve shared my life in various ways online since the mid-90s, in bursts and fits and starts. It has changed so much since then, when we were all strangers on here and, against stereotype, there was a safety in that sort-of-anonymity. For good or bad, doing this has been a part of my life since high school. Abandoning it completely would feel like abandoning a part of my life and personality.
And I think we should all be doing more. More writing, more selfies, more pets. When historians look back on this time (a discussion of media decay is for another day…), thanks to our grasp of these tools, it won’t be solely the domain of the rich and white and moving more toward a more balanced view. Because we took this time to share a bit of ourselves.
And, it seems like when things are tough, the first feeling to retreat may not be the best. And that one may appreciate being able to look back and reflect and measure.
So good morning, June. What’s new?