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Laura Lee - June 15, 2020

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Facebook has recently added a new feature – and it’s completely epic! Users can now create a digital twin with their Avatar feature that was released on May 13th. And if you’ve been fortunate enough to check it out already and create your very own character that looks just like you, then you’re likely to be hoping that you can use your avatar on other social media platforms too. Well, now you really can on certain platforms such as the ‘Gram, which is of course, most important. 

 

A smartphone with people emojis

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Similar to the Bitmoji on Snapchat and Apple’s Memoji, the Avatar’s on Facebook come with a variety of stickers so you can give your mini-me some personality too. In case you’ve forgotten or have yet to use it, you’ll need to enter the Facebook app either on your Android device or on iOS.  Once you’re there – you can either enter the Bookmarks section on the app in order to reach the Avatar creator, or you can reach it through the comment composer too by selecting the smile icon and then ‘Create Your Avatar’. 

 

Once you’ve perfected and personalized your Avatar, you’ll be delighted to know that you can edit it at any time, and can also share it or even use it as your profile picture.  And if you really want to get creative, you can use the stickers or even use a variety of poses and expressions for your Avatar to best represent yourself.  Your Avatar can then be used in comments on Facebook, in Messenger, and even in stories! If you want to bring your Avatar to another social media app, then you’re covered too.  Under the Facebook app, select the Avatars bookmark where the three lines are at the bottom right, and once you’re there, under your sticks, select the sticker that you’d like to share. Then select ‘More Options’ and you’ll be given all the platforms you could ever want to share your Avatar on!