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The downside to Twitter…and probably why I like it so much.

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Most people that know me pretty well would tell you that I LOVE Twitter. I’m not even exaggerating. I’ve been told to stop tweeting (which is why I take breaks from time to time!). But, I just love it. If I had to choose one social networking site, it would be Twitter, hands-down. Twitter keeps me updated on what’s going on with my favorite teams, news on campus, deals at Starbucks, social causes around the world, and throws some major, life-altering truths my way.

That is what I LOVE about Twitter. I learn and engage in some really good stuff.
But sometimes, that’s a downside too.
I read awesome quotes & immediately hit “Retweet” without first pausing & allowing it to sink in and change me. I treat it like a “pin” on Pinterest….pinning the things I like without really diving into them (one of these days I will make all of the recipes I’ve pinned & actually do the DIY projects I find…one of these days!).
It’s easy to portray on Twitter who I want to be & what I want the world to think is going on inside of me. It’s not always easy to stay true to being authentic–to the girl who’s becoming me.
My big brother, Latham, (OK, I adopted him, but he’s an amazing rapper…check out one of his recent rhymes here.) said something that really hit me & defined what I’ve done a lot with my life:

“A big smile confuses them all.”

Ouch. It’s easy to make people think everything’s alright…that you have everything together…that you are so good & great. But really, it’s just a facade. I’m not saying that everything on Twitter is fake. Here me on this: I’m saying that I’ve found it’s really easy to hide behind what I desperately want my life to be saying, rather than authentically being real with who I am.
Am I leaving Twitter? Um, NO! But I am going to allow things to sink in before I tweet them. I want to become the woman God created me to be and actually have the things I’m learning & tweeting BE who I’m becoming.

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