I know not much of life, for I am only 18. But I do know a few things, things that seem to be long forgotten. Especially by people of the new generation, my generation. I have always believed that I was born in the wrong time period. I’ve always wanted to be a writer in the medieval or the Victorian age. The thing is, I love life. I really do. And I want to do the most with my life, I want to grow, work, travel, meet people, fall in love and just live my life! Not sit behind a screen all day for the rest of my life looking at stupid memes. I want to actually LIVE!
So here’s a bit of advice from a green, fresh, out of high school, student. Live your life! Put away the phone. Put away the laptop. Disconnect from the technology and reconnect with people and nature.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love my phone. I can take pictures, text with friends, and connect with my viewers and readers. But… life is so much more important than all that. I don’t want to be 60 years old and look back on my life, and the only memories I have are of me staring at my screens all day, watching TV, on my phone or my laptop. I want to look back on my life and remember all the great little adventures I had. The mishaps and ideas. Running in the back yard at midnight playing hide and seek with my best friends. Having a wall full of amazing art, created by me. Looking over to my bookshelf to find books and novels I wrote. Seeing pictures of me climbing a mountain, hiking, fishing, camping, cooking out, swimming, and laughing with my best friends.
Now that you know this, I need to break some news. I am not going to be posting twice a week, or even once a week. I am going to post hopefully once or twice a month and if not… oh well. I want to live to the max, without being stressed out about my next online appearance.
This is what I did at graduation. I left my phone inside and went to party. Once the night came to a close, I had not a single photo, but I had amazing memories that I would not have had if I were glued to my phone. And those memories will linger forever.
So here’s my tip for this round. Leave the phone, the laptop, the TV or whatever device that is holding you back, that is distracting you from living the life you want to live. Leave it all and do what you love.