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OVERSHARING

I’m not going to lie… This whole blog thing is strange to me. I’m not use to sharing my life in anything more than 140 characters on Facebook or Twitter, even then I don’t share anything really that personal because I’m a pretty secretive person (unless your family or close friends).  It’s my opinion that in this day and age people are too quick to share EVERYTHING going on in their life without thinking about what that post could to do harm their family, friends, or career.  Facebook/Twitter is no different then what I do for a living. I’m just one comment, joke, or statement away from being let go and that’s something I have to face every day. It’s something everyone should face when it comes to their own social media platform they use. At the end of the day you do have the right to freedom of speech but your company has the right to terminate anyone that’s not representing their brand in the proper light.

One of the other things I find amusing about social media is when guys/girls complain about being single but at the end of their last relationship spent DAYS ripping that person apart. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be with someone that I have to walk on eggshells around in fear that they put my name all over Facebook/Twitter for my family, friends, and co-workers to see. PS: If you are a couple that seems to be off and on again a lot… please just do yourself a favor and walk away from social media because the truth is, we’re all making fun of you.  
 
I’m only writing this blog because I am truly worried about people that “overshare” on Facebook/Twitter. I use to do it and it almost did cost me my career years ago and don’t want to see that happen to anyone because let’s face it… in the end it that post really worth losing everything? 

I'M A BIG BABY...

So over the last week I’ve learned that I am quite stubborn, stupid, and a BIG a$% baby when I get sick. For those of you that don’t know I pretty much spend the majority of the 4th of July vacation in bed sick.  It all started Friday morning when I honestly thought that I was just suffering from a hangover. (HA) Turns out I had some kind of stomach bug causing me to lose my voice, suffer from headaches, not hold down food, and many other things… YUCK!

SIDE NOTE: Can I just tell you, if you ever get the chance to lay in bed and watch TV for 3 days straight you will drive yourself INSANE! I’m a BIG FAN of NCIS, Law & Order SVU, and USA’s Suits but after 3 days of those… I NEVER WANT TO SEE THOSE SHOWS AGAIN! HA

I pretty much spent the first few days of being sick crying to anyone that would listen about how I was feeling but yet doing nothing about it. Everyone kept telling me “GO TO THE DOCTOR” but yet I kept lying in bed. See I’m a person that doesn’t see the point in paying someone (but yet I have insurance) to tell me how to fix myself when I have WebMD! Yep, I’m one of those people that would much rather Google my symptoms and then take “home remedies” to cure myself then have someone tell me to take this, and this, and this to feel better.

I’m not a big fan of taking medication because I fear taking the wrong thing, too much of something, or forgetting to take it when I’m supposed to.  It’s not that I didn’t pay attention in math class but I’m horrible about taking the right amounts. Perfect example, I’m taking this cough medicine and apparently for a day and a half I was taking 1 tablespoon every 6 hours instead of 1 teaspoon… Yeah, pretty sure I ‘sizzurped” myself a few times and let me just say… I’m GLAD THERE ISN’T YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF ME ON THIS STUFF. I was pretty much like the little kid wondering if this was real life.           

The other reason I really HATE being sick (besides the obvious yucky reasons) is I really don’t like it when people have to wait on me.  See the other problem I have is when I want/need something I WANT IT RIGHT NOW! So in having people get things for me I’m sure I lost/upset many friends, for instant: Friday night I was craving a Pepsi but couldn’t even get out of bed so I called a friend to see if she could bring me one, which she did… 2 HOURS LATER!  AHHHHHHH!

I can’t be the only person that’s this way when their sick… am I??? Are you? Email me, Carson@Y101.com and let me know if you do any of the things above and I’ll post your comments below.

PS: I’m ALL GOOD now. HA! 
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