I was taking photos of the farm yesterday afternoon for my blog to show this amazing place we live, and as I was trying to position the camera to get the ‘perfect’ shot it dawned on me, I was adding to the deception of the internet. You see what I was doing was trying to get photos of the farm to make it look like we lived on thousands of acres in the middle of nowhere (which is my dream by the way), and while I think I have done a pretty good job of that, the reality is that is not entirely accurate. Look at these photos….
Beautiful isn’t it? I took these yesterday. Looks like we are well out in the country doesn’t it, living in the wide expanse of thousands of rural acres. Here’s the truth….
These 2 tops pictures are from my front verandah, see all the houses that surround us. Here’s the truth……..we live on an absolutely beautiful, near picture perfect 800 acres, 5 minutes from town, with housing estates popping up all around us. We don’t own this place we work here, my husband is the manager of this property, yes it’s a cattle property but the owners are turning it into a housing estate. Those houses you can see, were once a part of this property. Don’t get me wrong the photos I take of this place are real, this place is magical, but it won’t stay like this. My whole point is that while I only show pictures of the property without the other houses in the background, it’s not showing the whole story.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the lives of other people, who 1. we don’t know, 2. we will probably never know. 3. who probably don’t give a rats about you. 4. who probably have something to sell you. and 5. probably aren’t showing the whole story of their real lives! Everyone can smile and act online but what is going on in the background. I gotta tell you the more I am online, the more I want to be offline because of the lies that I see, but I don’t have to be like the vast majority, I don’t have to pretend, if I am having a crap day I’m going to write about it because more often than not, I might be able to help someone else! So, here is our life, just like the movie, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly! I will not get caught up in the deception of the internet!