Instagram for Recovering Social Media Addicts

Yes, it’s true: after a months-long hiatus from Instagram, I am back. And I must say, it feels pretty good. Because this time, I’m doing it right. For me, that means: Not incessantly checking my phone for an updated “like” and “follow” status Posting honest-to-God content that is authentic and real, rather than mainly aimed…

Honestly, Y’all

A few weeks ago, I wrote what most deemed to be a pretty dark post. It wasn’t meant to be dark. It wasn’t a cry for help. At least, I don’t think it was… But several of my blog readers reached out to make sure I wasn’t crying into my beer with a shotgun in…

Love Before the Internet

Reality refused to meet my sky-high expectations. So, I lowered them. I was born a hopeless romantic. Due to my life circumstance and trajectory, I was — for good or ill — enabled to stay that way much longer than most kids are these days, what with “sexting” and porn and the Internet. The Internet…