Needless to say, I am always on the internet whether I am on my computer or on my phone. I have to admit that as soon as I wake up, I turn my alarm off or snooze it and then I immediately check my Facebook or Instagram. I have a twitter but I don’t use it as much as I used to. Unfortunately I do not surf the web for news as much as I should. I usually receive news word of mouth or I see someone post it in my newsfeed with a link and then I read the article.
Although I use Facebook often, I deleted the app so I do not receive notifications to my phone so I usually go on the web when I am on Facebook. I can honestly say that I waste too much time on Facebook scrolling my life away. Facebook is simply a way to communicate with my family and friends back home in LA without having to actually talk to them on the phone. I have come to the realization that both social medias and text messaging, in my opinion are just ways to avoid having verbal conversations. For me, it is easier to send a “hope all is well” text or post on someones wall instead of calling them. Although it is convenient to use these tools of communication I think it does contribute to my fear of public speaking. Oppose to others who find it easier to express themselves by just speaking, I spend a lot of time expressing myself through writing. As a young girl I spent a lot of time writing things down and through that I found a love for creative writing. I am the eldest of three boy, so I never had that older sibling to confide in or a sister to have girl talk so with that I said, whenever something happened instead of talking about it I would write a short story.