I'm not saying to ditch the real world, but I wanted to let you all know I'm not wanting to bash social media with this post either.
It hit me hard when I was looking back through my feeds the other day. I want my language both; literal language, body language, and unspoken language, to be nothing but uplifting to my family. Was I really helping our situation by posting a picture about how cold I was? Nope! Was I making Reed look like the best possible husband in the world by posting how all I wanted in a home was heating and insulation? Nope.
Social media is a beautiful tool when used correctly. Remember that more so than in real conversation, things get misinterpreted. You don't get the entire story so whats to say how someone will read your post. I want to make it impossible for someone to read in to my post and see me dropping hints about my "real feelings". I want to be someone that posts real life that is uplifting to others not just using social media as a platform for my complaints hidden with the vail of "I'm just being real and honest".
I strive to be a supportive wife at home and now I've realized that because I'm choosing to share my life via the internet and social media that I need to be a supportive wife in those outlets too.
When I said my vows to Reed I said I would speak words of encouragement. That means both in real conversation and what I choose to share online. He is my husband and someone that my purpose in life is to uplift and encourage, this is a huge duty and is a bit daunting. But I'm thankful that I have the chance to learn what it means to selflessly encourage someone!