A few weeks ago, I had this experience:
I woke up in what is for sure the world’s most comfortable bed -> MY bed. I was well-rested. I was snuggled up next to Sage. I was feeling excited about the work I was going to do that day, because I happen to have one of the best jobs EVER, with tasks including but not limited to writing online to my friends (dats you!), trying new recipes, and then creating THINGS, all kinds of things, like videos, photos, blog posts, and social media updates, that communicate the recipes to the internet world. I GET TO CALL THIS MY JOB.
It’s never ever a good idea, but I grabbed my phone and opened Facebook. While still laying in bed.
You see where this is going, right"
I found that familiar little blue icon, starting thumbing through the morning posts, enjoying the pictures of my friends, and WHOA. Hold the phone – literally. Right in front of my eyes, this cooking video started playing. TBH, I don’t remember if it was Tasty or Tip Hero or BuzzFeed or whatever other massive food video machine it could have been from, but I do remember two things:
It was a viral video for a Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup recipe with tons of comments, likes, and shares, and
It made me insanely jealous.
Partly because I’m crazy. Fine. I accept it.
But more rationally, because I have a popular Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup recipe THAT I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING A VIDEO FOR and THEY BEAT ME TO IT. Which implies that they knew I was going to create a video like that and intentionally tried to do it first, which is so, so far from the truth on so many levels, but still. I knew it would be popular on Facebook and I wanted to make it happen. Like, literally I had the video footage already shot and ready to be edited, just waiting on my computer desktop because I WAS GOING TO MAKE THAT VIDEO. Ugh. Didn’t they know that"! And how could my friends and family members be SHARING this video"...