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.