A Sophisticate is Social Media

"Social media is the artwork of your life and the canvas of your soul that you share with the world" Sophisticate in the Suburbs™

Social media is a noun aka person, place, or thing. The definition is "websites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts." 

Since I was always awkward talking about my feelings out loud I felt like I kept a lot hidden from other people. Everything I felt was put in a journal hidden at home. Although I still have a journal those thoughts or the lessons I learned didn't do me any good on a shelf. 

Also, moving around my whole life, I had to say good-bye more times then I care to mention. With no way to find anyone and unable to re-connect with those friends or memories from the past I felt alone. The loneliness and lack of communication on my part towards other people caused me to bottle everything up it and I became severely depressed for the second time in my life.

Social Media can be summed up in one word, 'Connection'. 

Social media brought all of the people I loved from the past. My Facebook friends have people from all aspects and parts of my life. Facebook is my most cherished "App" because it is filled with friends past, and present. Facebook is communication collection of all the special people and memories from all the places I've lived. When I return to those places, they are a post and a message away. 

Social media also gave me a face to my inner voice and an ideal to strive towards.  Social media gave me the courage to show others what I think, believe, and feel in my heart without fear of judgement.  With Sophisticate in the Suburbs (A Sophisticate Writes a Blog) I can show people what I feel and believe in my heart and if people disagree or judge my opinion I am spared the face-to-face disapproval. Social media has provided me a safe haven because it has given me a way to discover who I am and who I want to become. 

Different social media vehicles provide a Sophisticate with a different way to express herself. When a Sophisticate browsing through Pinterest, a Sophisticate chooses "pins" that provide a visual to what she likes, what she wants, and what is close to her heart. Different social media vehicles are like different sized paintbrushes that provide different ways to paint a picture. For example,   Instagram gives a real time realistic "snapshot" of her daily life. Facebook provides a way for her to share special milestones, pictures, and videos with friends and family. Finally, there is Twitter where she can "text" the world her favorite quotes, songs, or articles in a concise quick manner.

"How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?" Seth Godin

A Sophisticate creates her social media vehicles to share the beautiful pictures that are created from the beautiful life she creates for herself.

Social media is beautiful because it's real. The key is that social media is controllable. When people understand that then the beauty can begin. A Sophisticate is a "life artist" on Social Media. She  can design, create, post, as if she is  working on a piece of art. A Facebook page, Twitter, and Google+ or any social media vehicle is like a blank canvas for a painter or a blank page for a writer (A Sophisticate is a Writer). 

"Truth never damages a cause that is just" Gandhi

With social media news and the truth can be found quickly and easily. Privacy in the 21st Century is a thing of the past. Transparency is the best aspect of social media. Therefore, it the opportunity to promote the ethical and best aspects of a business. Social media creates not only an authentic life but an real, authentic, "true to life", and successful business.

In the 21st Century Sophistication and being on Social Media means living the authentic life. A Sophisticate is Social Media because she is transparent and communicates who she is and who she wants to become. In the end, a Sophisticate is Social Media because she has the fearlessness to communicate her inner  voice and show the real her for the world to see. ;D