If I had to summarize my life in three words, it would be this: work, work, work. My three excuses for not blogging for months are the following: work, work, work. Also, I moved houses … no big deal, just packing up approximately 40 boxes, a couple of suitcases and about 4 years of my life. It took weeks.
Don’t feel sorry. I have a well-known tendency to underestimate the awesomeness (or even existence) of my social life. Take this example … Last summer, my teenage sister came to stay with me for a month. (I blogged about it, remember?) She told my parents afterwards it had been the best summer of her life.
“What? How? OK, so we travelled at the weekends, but during the week I was just working on my thesis all the time. It was so boring.”
“But Lucie, we went out like three times a week.”
“Ummm, yeah, well thinking about it now … I guess we did, actually.” (But we stayed at home the other two nights!!!)
It’s hard not to think this way, when everyone else is constantly posting status updates about their awesome lives on Facebook, uploading awesome photos of their awesome holidays on Instagram, checking themselves into awesome bars with awesome people on foursquare …
I just got an awesome new job! They’re sending me on a business trip to New York. My awesome boyfriend proposed tonight! Had the most awesome steak for dinner! Look at me wakeboarding on this awesome beach!
Few people share live updates about the boring aspects of their lives. Life can seem underwhelming when the only reference point for comparison are those TV series you watch while eating cereal for dinner alone. (At least it was Cheerios, okay? That’s not depressing.) You start to believe the illusion that everyone else lives in perfectly tidy apartments, has perfect hair and make-up (even at 2 am after they drank 6 tequilas and their boyfriend broke up with them) and every day, something new and exciting should happen.
So, as a complete hypocrite, I am now going to share awesome photos of my awesome new apartment with you. Of course, I had to move all my mess out of the camera’s angle. Because my life is awesome – on the Internet.