I have come to the conclusion that many of my interactions with people are not authentic. In my professional and personal life, I find my self not feeling like I cannot be real with people. Why? I am still trying to figure out why. One of my conclusions, is that I have a traditional viewpoint of relationships. In our world today, social media has become the center of many of my interactions. Sometimes, I feel forced to participate in social media to maintain the friendships that I have. I realize very few of my contacts call me and ask me how I am doing. I reached a point where I am trying to step away from one sided relationships where I have to be the first one to call, text, email and etc. I want to feel as if someone is striving to maintain a relationship with me and me not being the only one trying to maintain a relationship with others.