So, I may have not mentioned it before that I met my love on social media. If I haven’t said that before, well now you know. At one point, I was trying to get tons of followers on Instagram and hopefully do social media for some semi famous Instagram people. I was already doing editing pro bono for a self published author who was gaining traction. So I would post selfie’s and quotes and was kind of being someone who I was not, to a degree. I was posting dating info and kind of bad ass chick quotes that didn’t really match my persona, I think in an effort to feel empowered and also to keep people engaged because social media is extremely fickle.
So I won’t bore you with all the details, but almost a year and a half ago I had my first phone call with the amazing man I’m going to marry later this year. We had been friends a few months on Instagram and liked each other’s pictures and quotes. Just when I was about to be finished with men for good, he dm’d me to say that he had never done this before and I was cute and nice. Something about who he appeared to be on Instagram and the manner in which he approached me made me believe him. You see one of the things he and I have in common are that are genuine and transparent . So even though I said some of the posts Were not really me, the commentary I provided underneath could not hide my inner being.
So here we are during his birthday week celebrating his for the 2nd year together. He lives in another state, so I googled the best white pizza in and his city and got it delivered to his job. I kept calling him today and trying to keep him on the phone in hopes that I would be on the phone when it got delivered and I was. He was so ecstatic as was I because I love doing things for people who that I love. And I spent all weekend cooking for him and giving him presents and it made me feel great because he has done so much for me not just in material sense but also emotionally.
He is truly the best friend I’ve ever had and the best man who I have ever known. So yes, social media can be a real pain and there are a lot of fake people and egoists out there; and there are caveats to being online. But there are so many good things! Besides apps like Pinterest, WordPress and Yelp which has made life easier and so much better, it is so crazy to think that the most important person to me besides my kid, I met and fell in love with and will marry because of social media!