I promised to finish the post from yesterday and I like to think I’m a man of my word.
So, here it is.
As an expatriate, I believe social media is a bit of a life saver for me.
I have Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and, obviously, this blog.
It is a way of connecting to the world for me.
Especially when overseas.
Before Jill came over we would skype every night.
It helped with the isolation and feeling of confusion while I was in a new place with only a few connections.
I also was able to connect with my friends using social media to feel more grounded and as if wasn’t just wading into these waters without support.
I think this has been a major help in my feeling more comfortable here and not having anxiety and worry about what may happen.
There is a way to contact people who care about me and want me to prosper even when I feel lonely.
That is a major benefit of social media: I may be lonely, but I’m not alone.
This is something that I find useful when I’m feeling alone.
I repeat this and realize the world is open to me if I am open to it.
And, when I connect with people, I am open to it.
Keep on connecting.
Keep on being social.
To quote Will Ferrel, “Keep on truckin’.”