I love your “Realism.” I haven’t been on social media for several years and just started my accounts several months ago. At first I was worried about what people would say because I had been out of the game for so long. But, honestly no one cares.
If you post real life then people can relate. If you make a mistake it is forgotten tomorrow. Behold the power of the Internet.
But, I remember in my Corporate Kool-Aid drinking days one mistake was like a lifetime of punishment. You never lived it down and you were always having to prove yourself.
I can relate there is no going back. I often joke I would live in a box before going back. And, to an extent I have started to Minimize my life selling off everything I have to be able to build my dream not some body’s dream. If I am going to put in the hard work, I want it to be authentic and worth it.