Happy October everyone! Today is the start of my birthday month, and to kick it off, I have decided to go on a social media diet. I don’t know how great an idea that is because I know every year I love going through all of the birthday greetings on Facebook and such, but…I feel like I needed to do this based on a couple of things.
First, the debate threw me for a loop, and of course I spent a lot of time scrolling through social media to see what others thought of it as well. It had me down and feeling kind of like a loser for taking it to heart in the way that I did. And on top of that I saw posts saying things that I already know - I mean, my mind was already made up before the debate, and in fact, I’ve already voted!!
Secondly, I have been obsessing over a couple of social accounts and ruminating over some things that I’ve seen posted and I just decided that it’s time to take a break. Time to stop letting things get my goad or make me feel a certain way.
So I decided to stop letting it. And I decided to just lay off the whole thing for a month and a little more - until after my birthday and until the election is over.
This should be interesting.
It also means that I’ll probably be here more than I used to. I remember the days before social media when I was writing in Open Diary and how much it meant to spill my guts in a much more anonymous way. I think I may get that old feeling back. Maybe?
Or maybe this break will morph into something else.
Let’s see where this takes me.
Have a lovely Thursday,