Day 5: I will be weighing in shortly. I’m going to the Gym specifically to do this, which might seem a tad obsessive, but when you realise how much more accurate the biometric scale is? It is a vast improvement on what used to be the better electronic scales we have here. I should look at whether they’ve improved the Aria or not over the last few years, I suppose, but the non-consumer in me just wants the old one to become useless first.
This week, I have learnt some important lessons. In no particular order:
If you Life is Online, Real Friends will be too…
It is clear lots of you don’t use Social media in the particular manner I do. HOWEVER, both my best mates understand that it is the go-to medium for communication. They go out of their way to help promote what I do. They are the best support and cheer-leading squad a girl could ever ask for. This also fairly savagely exposes those who aren’t paying attention, despite being happy to use the medium for their own self-promotion. I see you, and find your lack of support largely predictable. You need to try harder in 2019. I’m watching.
Mental Health Matters…
Those lame jokes at the expense of other people’s mental health are just that. Self depreciation is a tough cycle to break, but if I’m capable of defeating that temptation, pretty much all the rest of you have the means within to do the same. Except, of course, it’s never that easy when you challenge someone directly. It really is, you know. Fear is the mind killer. That’s also something there’s a wealth of personal experience to fall back on. I’m too old to play this game. Treat yourself better, and don’t use shortcomings as entertainment.
Self Promotion is Perfectly Valid, if Done Well…
I’m not going out of my way for the perfect Instagram shot, fuck that for a game of soldiers. Pictures, words and projects are designed not to fit into someone else’s idea of optimal self promotion, but my version of enjoyment. I watch too many people thinking that all that matters is that huge number of likes and retweets. Fuck that too. This is not about conforming to a business plan. It is my creativity, above all else. Promote yourself with realism and integrity, or please don’t bother.
You’ve been warned.
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