I follow a lot of people on social media.
Yes, surrounding myself with filtered and curated glimpses of the lives of others is probably not the healthiest use of my time. Scratch that: definitely not. I’ll the FIRST to admit that.
But these platforms and these people are not going away. The digital phenomena of sharing images and video and captions and narrations of our lives as we live them is not disappearing anytime soon. It’s actually growing - at an overwhelming pace nonetheless.
I was driving home from work a few nights ago when the song “Let There Be Light” by Hillsong started playing from my phone. But, I wasn’t listening to a worship playlist. I was actually listening to a very hype, very let's-get-pumped playlist that I’d put together for workouts.
Suddenly, you are conscious.
There’s this feeling, inside you, a flexing strength of your core, your wrists, your neck. Your movements become rapid – as if in desperation you might lose this resonating sense of power. You become urgent, to continue. Your fingers type, write, play, work faster. Your eyes become pinpoints, focusing in on the exact action you need to take next. You become conscious of the intent to live, because you cannot live without this.
Hi! I'm Chloe, a twenty-something writer and communications strategist figuring it out as I go along. I love airplanes, oat lattes, and deep chats over cheap wine.
I hope you leave here inspired to explore the world and love its people, or, keep reading all the things. It's good for you!
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