I decided that as a valentine’s day gift to myself, I’d get my online identity together. I just got rid of my myspace account, found the password for an inactive e-mail account, changed my facebook picture, changed my background for twitter. What does this mean? Nothing really… I just wanted to consolidate social networks decrease my online footprint. I suggest you do this to at least once a year. Have too many friends on facebook? Delete the ones you never talk to. Not using an email address? Delete it. A person can only have their hands in so many social networks.
No real valentine this year. I figured this year is an opportunity to explore and deepen the already existing relationships that I already have. What truly frustrates me about Valentine’s day is that people start to feel bad when they are alone.. Society has done a great job getting people to think that something is wrong with them if they aren’t “with” someone on Valentine’s day. Partners that are “broken up” attempt to comeback together around valentine’s day. (observation, not fact) They are so afraid of being alone, that they trick themselves into thinking it might work. They get back together and everything is fine for a week or two. After that, they fall back on the same things that made them break up. I don’t want to sound pessimistic but once again people have forgotten the real reason for valentine’s day. It’s about being with and caring about the people that hold a special place in your heart. Appreciating those who regardless of how things are going with them, find some way to make you feel special and wanted. I wish more people would remember that.