As you all know, I’m shy. While sharing a journey with you, sometimes I’m just looking for some freaking validation. Behind the seemingly cool exterior I’m a damn mess. But I do know one thing: how to be a narcissistic, self-involved show off. Because you’re worth it!
We all Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., for various reasons. We’re reaching out. Touching each other. Maybe inappropriately (with continued apologies to my family and coworkers). Mainly, we’re looking for some contact, somebody to “Like” us, agree with our status update, retweet our witty life commentary. The reason I know how to be so self-promotional is because, society.
And there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with that, as long as we keep it real. When you post glamor shots of yourself you’re fishing for compliments, so don’t deny. Yet the way I see it, looking good takes effort and we should be proud of our accomplishments. Or a good hair day. Hell, we should be proud of even making the effort to accomplish something — because there are plenty of useless people in the world. Yay for not being one of them!
I’ve seen friends put their goals on FB and other social sites, which is really fucking brave. The best way to track progress is by photographing your “before.” If that doesn’t send you spiraling into a depression, get to work! Your next photo will be different, better, as you build towards your ideal “after.” All the while getting tons of compliments! If you have the guts to do it, start being a narcissistic, self-involved show off. You’ll be glad you did!
p.s. Not everything has a before picture. I’m having trouble with smoking again, so I’m taking to all my outlets to tell everyone I’m quitting again (again, again)! Don’t enable me. Shame me if you see me do it. Smell me a little to make sure. And also because I get into that.
…and yes! You can join me on Instagram