YOU ASK (…I answer.)

Hello everyone!

I recently had an idea for a blog series, in which you guys ask questions / life advice, and I to the best of my ability answer in a post dedicated to that particular question! All requests will be kept anonymous, and I won’t give out any information you submit other than the question you’d like answered.

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Are We Really As Connected As We Think?

Picture this: I’m sitting outside in my back garden, writing in a notebook with a pencil. I’ve never drafted a blog post on paper — maybe it’s something I should do more often. I look up frequently as I write and watch the surface of the water in the swimming pool ripple in the slight breeze. The weather is lovely. The birds are chirping. I can hear the wind rustling through the trees, and my phone is on the other side of the table, its ringer switched off. For the most part, I feel at peace.

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A Night On The Town (With My Parents)

To some people, the thought of a night out with their parents might be a miserable one. But for me, it’s the complete opposite. I might be one of the only eighteen year olds out there who loves spending time with her parents! But call me crazy, I don’t mind. I love spending time with them so much that sometimes, I’d rather hang out with them on weekends than my friends — but that must be kept between you and me. (Also, to those friends, who probably aren’t even reading this right now, nothing against you in the slightest.)

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The Importance Of Transparency

Transparency and authenticity are so important to me. On our social media accounts, in this very technology-driven and very confusing age, a lot of us try so hard to be something we’re not. We tend to only post the highlight reels of our lives, and sometimes even when we post the lows they can appear glamorized. Or we gloss over them like they aren’t a big deal, or post about them just to get attention.

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When Does Sharing Become OVER-Sharing?

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. Since I’ve begun to share more and more of my personal life and my opinions and my funny little quirks with the world, whether that’s on my 2019 online journal Instagram account (very originally named @my2019diary), on this very blog, or even to my best friends, I’ve realized that while it may take specific burdens off my shoulders, it consequently leaves a burden in their place.

Which poses the following question: When does sharing become too much?

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