I have been struggling lately. As have many of us. The world can seem a frightening, frustrating place. I struggle personally with feeling like I fit in, or that my voice matters. I have insecurities about my value in the lives of people important to me, and if I’m doing enough to help the world and the suffering while I have a relatively privileged life. I struggle with anxiety and am seeing professionals to help me with it. Some days, I have enough spoons to reach out and help others. But many, I don’t have any more energy than to slide through the day and coast until I can fall asleep.
But I’ve been noticing a very frustrating comment popping up around me and on social media.
“People get offended over everything nowadays.”
Continue reading “People Get Offended Over Everything Nowadays” – a Rebuttal
February 26th – March 2nd
This work week has been hard.
Continue reading Unfriending Facebook: Week 2
2/22/18 – 2/25/18
I took a few days off the blogging.
I’ve been depressed. Not inordinately so, but enough to not want to try and write about it every day.
I’ve been thinking about what I spoke to my therapist about. While I’m becoming more and more glad that I’ve gotten the poison of “the network” out of my daily routine, I’ve been really thinking about what kinds of connections are important to me.
Continue reading Unfriending Facebook: Days 7-10
2/20/18 – Tuesday
I woke up tired. I had a lot of weird dreams.
I didn’t try to mindlessly swipe to the Facebook App like I had been in days past.
It feels like a scab that I know better than to touch, but the itch is still there.
I miss my friends, especially the ones that spread support and love through Facebook. Continue reading Unfriending Facebook: Day 5
2/19/18 – Monday
The morning felt sluggish. I don’t know how my friends are. I feel a huge urge to reactivate the account. I feel like emailing everyone I know, telling them I miss them…
I feel sad.
The downtime I would usually spend scrolling, catching up with people and seeing what things are making my friends happy or frustrated that day felt really rough the first Monday without Facebook.
Continue reading Unfriending Facebook: Day 4
2/18/18 – Sunday
I got up and downloaded a stupid game app to fill a little bit of my time while I was still waking up. I know I’m replacing one type of addiction with another, but at least cute little dragons don’t fill me with existential dread.
I decided to make homemade strawberry jam. This was completely out of character for me. It was really fun and my daughter helped. I felt really good to make something from scratch that took a long period of focused time. Continue reading Unfriending Facebook: Day 3
2/17/18 – Saturday
I woke up to my second morning trying to open up the app upon first waking.
The number of times I have automatically swiped to the screen on my phone where the app once sat is starting to be embarrassing. Continue reading Unfriending Facebook: Day 2
The day after the Parkland shooting….I had finally had it.
My abusive relationship with Facebook had to end.
The process to archive was simple enough, but the download took about an hour and a half. The whole time, I scrolled through FB, wondering how many friends would notice. How many people would I lose touch with completely? That hour felt like I was preparing mentally for myself to go to a funeral. A funeral for all of my friends en masse. Continue reading Unfriending Facebook: Day 1
If you can’t bring the creators around you fame or fortune, give them your love and appreciation.
The appreciation you give them can help build them up and push them past their own barriers.
❤ and light,
I am not a good cook.
This is not in question. My husband is the chef de cuisine in our home and for good reason. I have burnt gluten free spaghetti to the bottom of our pot, I’ve baked chicken into oregano-flavored press board. Continue reading Making Pancakes: My Lesson on Art