Life of Johanna
No superwoman at allSaturday, September 17, 2011Johanna
A comment I got on Facebook today got me thinking about how one's presence on social media sometimes skews the image of a person. I mentioned in my status feed that I had been clubbing yesterday and she commented "it seem like you are out dancing all the time". The truth of the matter is that it was only the second time this year, though granted, the last time was less than two months ago. But the reason it seems like I do this and other things all the time, is that I am very prone to share stuff, both on the blog and on Facebook. For instance I take a lot of photos and often post pictures of outings with family and friends on Facebook. It works as a digital photo album for me, and helps reinforce the fond memories I have of these instances. The same thing with this blog obviously, where I blog about pretty much everything I do that is sewing, fashion and sometimes life related.
But when people say "You got so much stuff going on all the time - I don't know how you do it" I always start to feel self conscious. I mean I do want to talk about the stuff I do and take pride in them too, but on the other hand I don't want to be building an image of myself as an overachieving superwoman. Because I don't feel comfortable in that role at all, and I don't think that is very true to who I am either. Granted I am good at getting stuff done when I have the inclination and I like to have fun in my life. But all in all, my life is fairly mundane. And am very fine with that - I don't want to have a life that is frantic and crazy. So I guess this post is my version of a social media disclaimer!