I’ve always been a fan of photography. More than taking pictures, I enjoy looking at photos taken by others. For me, it’s fascinating to look at the world through somebody else’s eyes, and pictures allow you to do that.
That’s why back in 2012, when I found out that there was a phone app where you could look at other people’s pics, I downloaded it immediately. When I posted my first picture in November 2012, Instagram had been “on the line” for two years. I started following a few of my friends and family, but became truly hooked when I saw I could follow celebrities; actors and musicians that I loved so much, I could peek into their lives through the pictures they shared.
"Guys, I won't be able to go. My phone is acting up and I need to stay home resetting it."
That was the excuse we got from a friend of ours, age 30, a couple of weeks ago when we had made plans to meet at a bar.
"Dude, that's not an excuse!" I texted her back (yes, she was texting even though her phone was "acting up").
"It is! I can't use my GPS."
"You know, when I was your age we didn't have GPS on the phone," the moment I finished typing my answer, I saw myself like a grandma, lecturing about how difficult things were years yonder.
It’s very hard for me to sit still. If I’m not shaking my leg, I’m playing with my hair, or turning a pen in my hands. It gets even worse at office meetings. If they’re longer than 15 minutes, at minute 16 I’m doodling my attention away. A few weeks back, when arriving to the meeting room, I saw my co-worker with an odd-shaped contraption that spun endlessly between her fingers.