keep it real, yo.June 16, 2016
I'm going to be honest: lately I've felt an intense amount of pressure from social media to be a certain type of person who wears a certain type of clothing and hangs out with certain types of people while listening to certain types of music. Social media is awesome in so many different ways, but it's also dangerous in a lot of ways as well. It has the potential to suck the individuality right out of a person. We think we have to be the right "type" of person to get "likes" and "follows" and "comments" on different social media platforms-- but what we fail to realize is that staying true to who we are as individuals is where we should be focusing.
So embrace the things that make you weird and quirky. Wear what you want, say what you want, do what you want. Use social media to find people who are like you and don't let it change who you are and what you focus on. Use social media to embrace the differences between people and learn to appreciate individuality. Use social media to meet new friends and discover new places to visit. Use social media as a means of enhancing your life, not as a means of living your life.
Okay, I'm off my soapbox now (just had to get that off my chest because that's what's been rolling through my thoughts lately).
St. George is as warm and dry as you'd expect a desert town to be-- and it's lovely. I've been getting all sorts of good vibes here and we've only been officially settled for two days. Two claps for St. George! I'm sensing a lot of hikes and outdoor wanderings in my near future.