It's 1:06 am and I'm finalizing my 1st draft of our second essay, and as much as I dread writing, no scratch that, I dread my English teacher reading my essay and correcting my grammar. I actually love writing, hence this blog for the past 8 years or so. But writing on my blog is different than an English proffesor grading your thoughts. (She would knock out points for starting the sentence with a "But")
This essay was an Example Essay. I have to say, I was all over the place with this one, I kind of still am, but I picked a topic that I could relate to and had a strong opinion about. That topic was Social Media, yes the very thing I am on right now with, and something that I can't seem to live without. Although, through the years, I have seen a decline in how I spend my time and what I share, yet, it's still a big part of my everyday life.
So the topic was very vague, Social Media. There is so much to be said about it, so how do I pin point what to write about. Well I went with this thesis: Social Media has confined human interaction into a virutal world.
I wanted to exxagerate on how the methods in which social media is easily accessed affects the way we interact as humans. I mean, let's face it, who uses their smart phone to actually make a phone call any more? I am guilty of sending a text to my love ones saying "Thank You" for a great night or a wonderful dinner. Or how about a group text to invite your friends to the movies? Think about it, with all the ways we can stay connected, we have become less connected.
I am feeling really good about my rough draft and would love to share the final draft with you guys as well. I've re-titled it so many times, that I'm sticking with "Becoming Less Social With Social Media".
You must click over to my IG and watch a video my daughter took of me "trying" to write my essay. I had no idea she was video taping and you can sense by the tone in my voice, that I just "had" to post a photo of me working on my essay on IG. Oh, the irony.
On a brief note, I mentioned in yesterday's post, "When it rain, it pours.." Well, the day after my son's car accident that left his car totaled, by the way (still praising the good Lord that he and Janiene are fine...) Our truck died on us and is currently being serviced. So we are functioning without any vehicles! But the optimistic side of me, always sees the good in everything. We are fortunate enough to have my in laws lend their car and a friend of my husbands has left his car with us as well. So despite a few minor bumps in the week, I look forward to a new week with open arms.
For me, there's always the bus that I don't mind taking... it's kind of nice not worrying about driving. But it is a whopping, $2.50 !
Well I had a blessed weekend and look forward to a more productive week ahead. Till then, stay positive.