We’re a month away from the presidential election and I know I’m not the only person who’s Facebook feed is filled with crazy articles written by ‘a reliable source’ and my friends and family spewing hatred against the opposing parties.
Fortunately, I have a few select people that are refusing to take part in the madness. They’re still posting pictures of cute and silly kids, hilarious videos that have me rolling, and most importantly, they’re giving us access to their everyday lives.
They’re sharing education achievements, career transitions, career achievements, etc.
Here’s what I love.
These brief glimpses into my friends lives on Facebook enable GREAT relationships in Starbucks drive-throughs, Walmart parking lots, school drop offs and pick ups, and a million other places the 21st century working mom frequents on a daily basis.
I’m a busy woman. I have a lot of other busy women friends. We’re juggling marriages, kids, jobs, and most of the time we feel like we’re barely holding it all together.
So when I read that a friend has passed all her classes and is ready to step into that position she’s been studying so hard for, the love button on the bottom left doesn’t seem sufficient. But then fate steps in and guess who my barista is in the drive through of all places? Yep, she’s right there handing me my bacon and gouda sandwich.
Shout out to Facebook right here because in our 45 second window interaction we could look each other in the eye and tell one another how proud we are of the other because we already know what’s been going on in the past 4 months since we saw each other last.
Moments like these are why you will never catch me taking a break from or worse, giving up on social media. My relationships and 45 second interactions depend on it.