I can’t believe I missed my monthly blog. This is how busy I have been – I am not just talking time but more so my mind! Between work and life, it seems I am not prioritising correctly leading to a few crazy weeks. I have made a vow to correct this and slow down to stop and stare.
If I look back, June was a quiet month. We did spend a lot of time home, partly because it was so cold and also coz I was so busy at work that I was knackered by the time week ended.
It was a month where we spent a lot of time together, taking short trips, eating out or getting takeaways and just chilled at home, doing what we love best – nothing! Sometimes it is the best thing we do for our souls.
When we were growing up, there was no such as busyness. I am not saying that life was not busy. My mum was a working woman, rushing between work and home, managing the home, her kids and still enjoying herself. Her idea of enjoyment was doing nothing or personal things like sitting and singing, knitting, chatting with neighbours. I have never seen my parents fretting about things that we do now and sometimes I wonder when that changed and how did it happen?
I believe social media has given a platform to a facade life. People no longer live their life but create one for Facebook and Instagram. I have been to so many places where it is less about enjoying the event but more about taking pictures. I have started getting photo fatigue and apart from taking a few for my own memories and sharing with family, I refuse.
It has also propagated falsehood and a virtual world devoid of values. People like me feel that we are living an alternate life coz even our social presence is a projection of who we really are and our values. But then I see others and I shake my head. I have discussions with friends that either I am living in a different world or they are!
It is concerning that we are creating a connected but hollow world where the values are based on the facade and feel good instant gratification rather than reality. Everything, including the values, are being monetised on social platforms and we are losing grip on what is real vs virtual.
But again, who am I to judge – each on its own. I am happy with my close group of friends whose energy and values align with mine.
Here is a snapshot of June which was spent eating, chatting, enjoying company of loved ones and doing nothing – good for my soul!