As the title says, how to talk about myself without showing off?
when I was 21 years old and I was still studying, I was hired by an IT corporation and I had a good income. Now I'm 24 and my income is better than before. I also had few successes over the past years. I hate showing off my life and I always try to keep it to myself.
Whenever my relatives ask about my job or success and I say something they got really jealous and try to attack me with words. Even not only me, my family too. I'm not showing off at all they just get jealous even if I say I read a book. My parents have worked hard to raise me and I love them so much. I buy gifts from time to time for them to make them happy. One day one of my relatives saw the necklace I bought for my Mom and said things like "how ugly and expensive! U should tell your child to save for its future not to waste for you!". They do this a lot but I don't care about my relatives here. I hate them.
But my friends. It's been a while that this has been a problem for my best friends. We are apart because of Covid lockdown but sometimes we chat on social media. When they ask me what did I do during for example last 2 months I don't know what to say. Talking about my new gaming PC? lots of books I added to my library? I didn't know how to tell them because of Covid we are all staying home and I did nothing but work for my company remotely, buying things online and playing games they don't like. I wanted to talk about my bird and how cute he is but they said no, what did u do? MY friends are affected by Covid and lost jobs and are not in good financial condition. It's been a while that I had nothing to say and they are getting upset.
We talk about lots of other things but it comes to me I don't know what to say. Before Covid I could talk about historical places I visited for example; there are lots of historical places in our city and cities near mine. So, how can I talk about my life without being offensive?