I’m not someone who joins live videos on TikTok. I happened to accidentally click onto someone I watch regularly. I ended up staying there participating in a quiz for 3 hours. I started multi tasking after the first hour because I had ironing to do so that I could get rid of the mass of clean clothes I built up on the drying rack. I’m new to TikTok as a viewer and a contributor. I refused to do video calls all through the zoom fever of the pandemic. I’m not used to being on camera. I don’t like the way I look on video. I also don’t feel they using filters is right because you’re not living in the real world then. I hate the fake snapshot of life that social media portrays. I didn’t join Instagram until 2019 (much later than most people in my generation). Photoshopping photos make others feel worse about the flaws on their own bodies. There’s a point when photoshopped beauty standards create a toxic environment of encouraging eating disorders etc. I enjoyed tonight and don’t know why I avoided the TikTok environment for most of the year we were in lockdown. I have an extremely swollen ankle tonight as I think standing up ironing may have put a lot of pressure on my injury. I just realised how burnt I got today from just walking only an hour (I did it in stages to not put too much pressure on ankle). I have red arms. I did need the sun though as I was quite on the pale side. We don’t see the sun in the uk that often so we may as well enjoy it when it is here.