As always I waited till the last…very last day to write a blog. I need to change.
I’m sure y’all are pretty tired of hearing “spark joy” by now but I do find it useful. I have moved beyond using the phrase to help me tidy up my apartment though. I’m now using it with my social media life, my photography, and the things I consume..
Does fried chicken spark joy? The answer is always yes.
So last week while I was on the elliptical (so I can eat more fried chicken), I was listening to the Taste Podcast with Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis from Bestia and Bavel as guests. Do you also listen to podcasts while working out? Anyways, at one point during the interview Genevieve Gergis said she had quit Instagram. Very much like me, she found herself checking Instagram in the morning. Literally the first thing she did every morning. She said looking at Instagram is like consuming empty calories. It didn’t give her anything in return so she deleted the app. I didn’t go as far as deleting the app but I am trying to look at it less. It does not spark joy for me anymore. I realized earlier that I need the likes. I would post images and tag them so that I would get likes. I couldn’t do it anymore. I wanted to enjoy Instagram for the reason it was created. The same reason why posting on flickr was fun back in the day. I want to share my ideas, my vision, and what I find to be beautiful just for the pure joy of it. No more adding 20…50 hashtags.
Why don’t y’all give me a follow? https://www.instagram.com/donny_tsang/
You know what’s been really sparking joy for me? Making pizza. I’ll save that topic for the March entry.