Beautiful Palm Desert at Dusk
It’s Weekend 1 of Coachella and I deleted all social media. Yes, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter are all apps no longer on my phone.
For the past year, I had been looking forward to Coachella 2017: the outfits, makeup, music, food, dancing, everything. I was so excited to return to Palm Springs and enjoy the desert sun with my sisters and friends. This vision lived in my mind until about 5 days ago when due to a series of unfortunate events, I realized I wouldn’t be going.
Even though the disappointment and sadness that I’m missing out on such fun memories is irreparable, I’m doing my best to cope, starting with deleting social media for the weekend. (That is, personal social media… I will likely still post on this Instagram to share some amazing Easter recipes so stay tuned!)
Hearing about all of my friends leaving on their road trips to Indio wasn’t easy, and it was even harder to actually watch them on Snapchat and Instagram. While I love keeping up with my friends and seeing what they’re up to, I was only torturing myself by seeing their pictures and videos at the festival.
Ultimately, if participating in an activity (such as keeping track of everyone’s whereabouts at the Empire Polo Fields and their nights at the main stage) makes you upset or feel as though you’re missing out, just stop. Stop and take the time you were spending on said activity to do something nice for yourself.
This weekend, I’m going to do plenty of cooking, yoga, and relaxing. I’m going to get a manicure, watch some funny movies, lounge by the pool, eat amazing food, and just unwind. Rather than generating negative energy by keeping track of all the things I’m ‘missing out on’, I’m going to do things that I truly enjoy. I’m deleting my social media to foster a tranquil environment and if any of you feel you need time to decompress, I’d encourage you to do the same. Enjoy your weekend wherever you are!