When you were a kid, did you ever go outside and spin around really really REALLY fast and then lay down in the grass too dizzy to do anything else? This was by far one of my favorite things to do. I loved getting dizzy. I think because I felt really connected to the world in that moment. I felt like I could actually feel the Earth spinning. When I was laying there with my little chubby fingers entangled in the blades of grass, I felt invincible. I felt like I was just a small part of something so much bigger. I felt connected with myself, the world around me, and my destiny. I was a deep kid, what can I say? Seriously though, I may not have had the words to describe those feelings back then, but when I look back and remember that feeling; that's exactly what I think of. As humans, we feel the carnal desire to be connected. We want to be connected to people, to places, to our purpose. Social media has enhanced that desire so much more. Now, we not only want to be connected, but we want to be better than everything and everyone we are connected to. This traps us in the endless loop of competition where no one really wins and we are seriously undercutting ourselves and trying to create this fisade that makes us look better to the world. We can face tune, crop, post happy pictures right after a threenager meltdown and that won't change our reality. I'm not saying all of that is a bad thing. The whole purpose of this project is to have more positivity posted on our social media pages, but I want you to realize that those that you're competing with, don't have it all together themselves. That social media persona is just a small part of the story of their lives. Attempting to replicate those lives going just by what you see online is a disservice to yourself. Just be authentic. Just be you and live your best life. Don't try to keep up with the Joneses or the Kardashians. No one has their stuff together. We are all just making it by the best we can, living our best life. Go get dizzy. ;) Feel connected to what matters again.