As I’m still riding the high of yesterday’s Superbowl Halftime show, I decided, why not have my OWN halftime? It’s the middle of the workday, on a Monday, and I’m thriving. I think that’s worthy of having my own blog-based performance?
Nobody asked, but let me give you a little game time review of my life. As you all know, our company is based out of Southern California. If you’ve really been doing your research, you’ll know specifically, we are in Orange County. When COVID hit us hard last year, they decided to lay me off. THE AUDACITY RIGHT? We all good now though, there’s no beef. However, in that short period of me being jobless, thriving off unemployment; I really saw life differently. I was still living with my parents, and decided when I was rehired, I would move out. Yes, I was thinking to myself WHEN I got rehired. I’m too good to lose, we all know. Flash forward, I flee the coop, still in OC. As most of you could tell, the content diminished. Blogs became few and far between, Instagram stories were the only place you could find me. The DMs also, but sometimes I don’t want to be found there. People are mean and I’m sensitive.
Anyways, it had become clear that my drive to do anything creative had vanished. In life’s crazy circumstances, I was given the opportunity to pack all my things and move. Only to LA, where I could live out my Absolute Merch influencer life. Let me tell you, the city is INSPIRING. I have been here a week, and look at me, BLOGGIN’ ON A MONDAY. I also have so much more content lined up for you this week, I will immediately write it after this post is up.
While some of you are picky with your favorite bands, or picky with the merch that you buy; I’m a picky writer. I won’t give you something half-assed. Just like I won’t neglect you in the DMs. I have a shopping problem, so I completely empathize when you order your things and want them droned to your doorstep. I GET IT. I’m literally about to take my lunch and shop right now. Any of my coworkers reading this will be horrified, as they tell me once a week to save money.
I also am a FAN. Yesterday’s halftime show brought me to LIFE. While all the boomers are extremely upset because they don’t understand the show. I’m thriving. So, yes, I get you. I think people just think I’m a robot in the DMs. Which, some days I feel like one. However, I am literally just a fangirl. If you really think about it. I mean not to toot my own horn, but I am smart. I also do love helping get your problems solved when you message me. Some of you think I just don’t care. That’s why it’s important to note I am a fan too. I get stressed when I order something from my favorite artist and it goes rogue. I ordered a vinyl from a DJ I love with no tracking, it just showed up 4 months later. Ordering merch sometimes is like a fun little surprise! Especially when you live overseas these days. Will it come next week? Or will it come next year? With COVID impacts, we have no idea! It’s like Jigsaw is playing little games with our packages.
SO, I interrupted your lunch break for today’s halftime show. Which was really just me explaining to you who I am. A FANGIRL. As well as someone who lives on their phone far too much. The audacity I had setting a time limit on my apps before starting this job, I have to laugh. However, I also have to turn this into a selling point. Not because my boss has a gun to my head or anything. Solely because I saw this item, and I was like, “whoa.” Maybe you’ll have the same reaction. In short, it literally is just a phone case. Megan Batoon’s “It’s Not Reality” case struck me to my core. It says “Social Media Isn’t Reality.” I think a lot of us, not just social media managers, needed to hear that today. What you see online, whether it’s people you love, musicians you look up to, or products you want to buy; is all distorted. It’s social media, it’s supposed to be pretty. What you don’t see are the tears that go into making your favorite songs, the frantic phone calls that go into making your new favorite t-shirt, or the photoshopping that goes on the model’s bodies. IT’S NOT REAL. Even me typing this is fake. You probably think I’m wide-eyed, hair done, anything but sweats on. Nope. While internally I have a lot of enthusiasm, I’m writing this deadpan. BECAUSE I’M FAKE. Anyways, I’m buying that phone case, there’s a lot left. If you simp over social media, and Tik Tok, like me...get one to match.
AND GET READY TO SEE MORE OF ME THIS WEEK...THE CITY HAS INSPIRED ME, SORRY FOR YOU.
‘Til next timeeeeeee!
MEGAN BATOON PHONE CASE: