I’ve been helping a longtime friend ramp up her social media for her real estate business, and we’re killing it these past few weeks – her account is growing, her deals are coming and I’m thrilled to help her out. I used to do this marketing thing many years ago before I did the influencer blogger thing and while I still love it, I am trying to carve out the time to give to it. I am so protective of my free time – that’s the entire reason I became an entrepreneur, not for the money, not for the being my own boss thing, but really to have the freedom of time and freedom to pick who I want to work with, when, and how much.
I’ve also been driving around seeing lots of friends, I kinda found myself bouncing house to house and two days in a row visiting for hours. It felt like I was back in my twenties when time was just mine (not a dis to being married at all), and no social media. I didn’t grab my phone to check on anything. I just had conversation, asked questions, laughed, and was 100% present doing my thing. I felt so fulfilled when I drove home thinking, this is what it feels like to live and make memories and be present.
I love my friends and lately I’ll be envisioning us getting old, like fast forward 20 years and I’m like wow, I know she’s going to be in my life forever and this is going to be great being old together, or rather, growing old together, look at all these memories we have already! I’m so excited – I mean not really with the getting old part (who is?) but the old friendships part. One of my friend’s daughters who is only 11 said she can’t wait to have friends for so long and she feels like she’s still looking for them (how cute is that?!)
Truthfully it’s been a little hard to manage both – being on social and having a life that’s not shared. On one hand I love social media and what I do. I just crawled out of bed to sneak on the computer to write this blog post to check in, and try to answer emails (really finish invoicing). And on the other hand, I love life without it. I was one of the last generations to grow up without internet but also had it – like I had it end of high school with dial up and Ethernet in college. Texting wasn’t a thing in college, even years post college. It was fantastic. People called each other to ask them on a date, or just showed up to talk.
Speaking of, I remember when a guy asked me out on a date via text. I was pretty mad and thought he was being lazy and I told him I didn’t find texting a sufficient form of communication. Those were the words I actually typed – to make him call me and properly ask me out. Yes, I was very old school.
Anyway, things are good, I really need to get moving, I too feel like I’ve gotten squishy and I’m going to Vegas next month with my girlfriends (yearly trip). I better do something… I cannot wait to just relax and have some good girl time even if we are in the room or at the pool. I’m determined to make the most of it and have more memories!
Also, if you didn’t see the video or forgot what her dress looked like, here it is –
Diana Elizabeth and Mr. Wonderful are watching Harry Potter – all of them. She thinks she now wants to decorate the house for Halloween Harry Potter style! What’s up with Halloween anyway? Are we doing this thing or what?