It is very frustrating, choking at times. I know in my mind that this is all for the audience, for a little bit of entertainment. I am well aware of the fact this is to keep your mind easy and not make it heavy. However, the former doesn’t ever play on me, the latter does its black magic.
I am not that regular when it comes to posting on my social media. If I am traveling somewhere, sure I capture everything that entices me. Yes, there are few posts just to let people know that “Hey world! I am traveling!” There are several #Throwbacks on my feed as well.
If you all have been reading my blogs, you know off-lately my travel destinations might not sound exotic. I am traveling to plains and areas where people do not often opt for traveling purposes. I have been to Indore – twice and Bhopal in the past couple of months. These are places very rare “Travelers” will let you know of. Why did I write a blog on it? Duh! I traveled there; I have interesting stories about those places. I, myself thought that these places wouldn’t be “Instagram” worthy, but then when I went there, I read about them beforehand, I did go through a change of mind. Yet I would say there are still things that I will not accept, albeit I have been doing it.
That’s REALITY to me.
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It was recently that I posted on my social media an artwork by my friend, Amrit. We have been trying to open our creative minds and try out something new in our respective fields. She is an artist, whereas I write. So, all of a sudden, she had this idea of scribbling her photograph and making something out of it. She made me see it and after some mutual discussions we came up with an artwork really close to my heart. That same artwork is the reason for this blog post as well.
In the past two to three years, the time I was pursuing my master’s in journalism and Mass Communication, there was a set perspective in people’s minds. I have always been given an answer “Zindagi to tum hi jee rahi ho!”, which means “You are the only one living Life”. Let me bring this to you notice, I write about my traveling, my travel stories, the memories I make, and everything related. It is just the fact that I write about it, also that I have a knack of using a camera and clicking pictures. But that doesn’t mean anything to boast. You are good at number, bloody I till date cannot learn the table of 13 until today.
The write-up, which was appreciated, but didn’t grow much on me –
Normalizing late working hours, spending hours in front of the laptop, not returning back home for 3 consecutive days, leaving everything behind…
Typing, typing, typing……
erase, type, erase, ideate, draw, erase, undo, draw…
and at last
It’s just the final output you see, it’s the envy you feel, the not so good things you speak, the jealousy you smell & the little of the pre-work stories you hear.
It’s the blank canvas we see, the numb hands we feel, the “okay will try to be better” we speak.
But – “Zindagi to tum hee jee rahe ho” we hear.
I know I have been writing about my travel stories and that is what people mostly come to read. However, I had to let it out of my system. I always wanted to write about it. And I guess it was high time I wrote it. Since I am seeing a lot of people not just admiring but falling prey to the “influencing” act that has been making roundabouts. Oh my God! She has the perfect waistline, OMG! He is so good looking, he has the perfect jawline, this is perfect that is perfect, but alas! You who judge it sets norms for your “perfect” definition does not possess perfect thinking, in my opinion.
Yes, I travel, and I will be traveling very soon. I will be posting a few blogs related to holiday travel as well. Also, I hope you like the new blog name as well. Please accept – Girl On The Window Seat as you accepted Girl Explorador.
0 thoughts on “Face To Face – A Reality Check Much Needed”
Love your honesty! The highlight reel we all post is not necessarily reality
Exactly my point! Things people do for the #gram.
I love how honest you are – we need more of that compared to what normally goes on on social media!
really enjoy my reading here of your sharing, honesty is much appreciated. cheers, siennylovesdrawing
Interesting read! Looking forward to checking out some of your travels.
As a blogger , i like to be honest with my readers and that what i liked in this post . i really enjoyed ur post .
I appreciate the honesty! Sometimes we forget that we have opinions because we spend so much time trying not to offend or trying to look perfectly bland.
Amazing and worth-reading article. Keep writing.
Honesty is the best key i think! We all have our own opinions which makes us, us
People see grass green on the other side but they don’t see how hard someone worked for it. Haters gonna hate.
Worth reading this post. I really enjoyed. Keep it up!
Indeed.! And thanks glad you like it.
Thank you so much!
There are at times that we tend to lighten things up but too much of manipulation should be avoided.
Ah! Made my day! Thank you so much.
Thank you so much! Such positivity makes me keep writing.
Exactly my point!
Thank you so much ❤️