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How Instagram and Twitter help me be a better person

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(This is a picture from my recent trip to NYC)

Good morning Loves.  Before you ask, yes the Justin Timberlake concert was amazing!

Ok moving on…I’m what you would call a loner – and you can call me that because it doesn’t bother me.  I wake up, go to work at my 9 to 5, come home, spend time with my boyfriend and then work on my freelance business.  That’s about it – welcome to my life.  Now before you think that I’m some type of closet freak let me explain…I just like to be alone.  It lets me do what I want when I want and I don’t have to explain it to anyone (except you of course).

I’m a good person, but I could be better

I do have friends, four friends to be exact and we do catch the occasional movie or concert (like Justin Timberlake on Saturday night) but other than that I pretty much keep to myself and I like it that way.  I don’t live near my family so that eliminates the need to attend family barbeques and birthday parties.   I like to keep to myself because I’m extremely busy working two jobs which doesn’t leave a lot of time for social engagements.

I am lucky that my boyfriend is the same way, we would prefer to order in than go out to a restaurant and we would rather lay out on our balcony reading a book than spend the day at an overcrowded beach.  But that’s just us.

On the weekends I leave my apartment for a few hours to run my weekly errands like grocery shopping and picking up a few things at the pharmacy then I come right back home and relax or work.

Social media helps me keep in touch

I spend a lot of time on social media, Twitter to be exact.  I am obsessed with Twitter and love catching up with friends all over the country.  I’ve made some great friends through blogging and we keep in touch via Twitter.  I also get my headlines from Twitter and love it because I don’t have to read all about a subject if I don’t want to, I can just get the overview.

I feel the same way about keeping in touch with my friends.  Twitter is an effortless way to keep in touch without being overly engaged in a huge conversation or committing to a long weekend.  It’s also a great way to share photos…or so I thought until I joined Instagram last week. Other bloggers, like The Small Business Blog, have found similar benefits.

All things pretty are on Instagram

Last week I signed up for Instagram and I absolutely love it…maybe even more than Twitter.  I know it’s going to sound crazy but Instagram helped me become a better person – honestly.  I used to be so concerned with my schedule and so busy with work that I just never stopped to enjoy the beautiful things around me.

Now when I go out on Saturdays I walk with my head up and look around.  I appreciate everything our wonderful world has to offer because I’m eager to take a photo and share it on Instagram.  Is that weird?

If you want to follow me on Twitter or Instagram you can add me @TahnyaKristina – Send me your names so I can follow back.

Here are some of my recent Instagram posts:

The view from Belvedere Castle in Central Park, NYC

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Little Italy, NYC

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About the author

TK

TK is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She started blogging in 2009 after the market crash. TK enjoys helping people plan their retirement, pay off debt, invest wisely, live on a budget and enjoy happy financial lives. You can see what she's up to on Twitter @TahnyaKristina.

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