No One Cares

I am going to be honest and I am going to get some heat for this…

No one cares.

I know that sounds harsh and cynical, but hear me out.

Take your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram friends. Look at how many “friends” you have on each. How many of those “friends” do you actually communicate with on said social media site (likes, comments, private messages, replies, etc.)? How many of those “friends” actually communicate with you?

So why do you feel this need to share every single detail of your life with acquaintances who do not care for the details, many of whom you have never met? Call me old school, but I think certain things are best kept between your closest family and friends.

Sure, there are events that are understandable to share like a status about your engagement, marriage, pregnancy/birth of child, or new job. However, there is such thing as sharing TOO much.

Here is the difference between a sufficient amount of information and TMI:

An acceptable status:  “Billy Bob and I are having a girl!”

A TMI status: “Ugh, the third trimester sucks. Thankfully, I have the sweetest hubby who went out and bought me some of my favorite ice cream:  STRAWBERRY! How sweet is he? Baby girl is kicking! Here are the latest ultrasounds! (insert picture here)”

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If I care at all, I only care enough to know that you and Billy Bob are having a girl. I do not need a mental image of your pregnancy. And, honestly, I could go the rest of my life without seeing an ultrasound of your baby…inside of you. Same way I only care enough to know you were recently engaged or married; I do not necessarily need to know your wedding itenerary or if you are going to use baby’s breath or roses. When you go on your honeymoon, I do not care to see 10 different pictures of your mojito, glued to your hand, and seems to travel around Cancun with you.

Be mysterious. Let people actually be excited for you when you tell them the details in person. Here is a shocking idea:  SURPRISE PEOPLE!

How Pinterest Has Ruined Marriages

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Okay, so Pinterest has not really ruined marriages. However, I think the website has created this cult of women who do not desire a loving marriage, but a fantasy wedding. It does not matter who they marry, as long as their dream wedding comes true. I have seen both engaged and single (yes, single) women pin their entire wedding:  venue, gown, cake, color scheme, food, hair, makeup, flowers, and so on. The captions of the pins read:  “OMG, totally happening at my wedding…GOT TO HAVE THIS…This gown, but with lace…” Without attending their weddings (or fantasy wedding), I already know exactly how it will look.

Save it, sister.

Pinterest is obviously a great place to store your ideas. Planning a wedding is a big deal, in no way am I saying it is not. Since this is such a special event, I believe the planning should be shared with the fiance, family, and close friends:  not the rest of the world. Honestly, a few wedding pins here and there is tolerable; it is when the pins become 20 a day…from the Victoria’s Secret panty that will be worn under the dress to the chalkboard “Mr. & Mrs.” sign. If you REALLY need to pin your ideas for future reference, create a private board. Plus, it is more fun to surprise the guests! Imagine if Kate Middleton had pinned her entire wedding; there would have been less anticipation.

Less wedding pins and more casserole recipes would be great (and beneficial to my rumbling stomach)!

Love,

Hannah