This morning, as I logged into Facebook, as usual, I had lots of updates to my newsfeed, but one stood out in particular (though not in a good way!)
My 30-year-old cousin is proud to announce to the world that [she and her husband] "had their first scan yesterday and are pleased to say [baby] no 3 is due the Xth of March!"
Now, she chose not to announce it privately to her extended family first, or at a suitable later stage in her pregnancy, but that's her own business - not the point of my blog today. That's irrelevant. But the status update got me thinking;
Is there anything that people keep private anymore?
Do people post their whole lives on their facebook pages? Is it to let friends and family from distant places know what's happening in your day-to-day lives? Or is it simply for attention?
Now, after her status being online for 9 hours, my cousin has had 12 well-wishers post a comment. 9 people have "liked" it. My own mother - her aunt - has seen it (to be honest - I was so surprised that I had to show her), and has forbid me from posting a comment to such a "public statement of private matters".
Lovelies; Do you think this kind of status update was a good or bad idea? Why? Would you post a similar one?
So yeah, today was a big day in my *epic* quest to gain independence, and become the big girl I've always wanted to be: I made my University application!
I'm so fortunate to live in the land of state-funded Uni tuition, so I'll going to make the most of it- while it's still free Now all I have to do is find the €5,000 to live near campus... I'm migrating to the other end of the country
But before all these exciting changes take place next September, there's an amazing summer to be enjoyed...