I woke up this morning absolutely drained; physically, emotionally and mentally I need a break. I tried to take a small one last weekend and it worked for a little while, but the effects have worn off. I need more.
I debated the benefits of taking a social media break all morning, but was a little afraid to because of the ground I’ve gained on the social media front. So, This is Real Life has gained a fuck ton of followers, and I feel an obligation to you all to continue to feed you my never ending optimism.
Don’t misunderstand – my rose colored glasses are still intact. I just need some time to shine them up a little. They’re a little tarnished at the moment.
The conclusion I have come to is this:
There are several ways, through the blog and through the Facebook page, to schedule posts. I intend to sit down tonight and do this once I’m home, and then cut my social media ties. My intention is for this to just be for the holiday weekend. I have cut myself off from social media in the past, and I found it to be extremely peaceful. For three months just after Chase was born I concentrated on just myself and my children, and climbing out of the hole I was in. I’m not in a hole now, not like I was then. Me and my little family are just fine. I just need to recenter myself a little is all. I need to have more personal interactions, and look beyond the likes and shares. That being said, I cannot promise it will only be for three days. I may find it gives me the additional peace I’ve been searching for, and extend the break. I’m definitely following my intuition a lot lately. My intuition is saying I need this. It may say I need it for longer. Only time will tell.
Anyone who needs to has the means to get ahold of me outside of social media, and should not hesitate to do so. I’m not necessarily going into hermit mode. I don’t think I need zero human interaction, just less social media interaction. Like I said – more personal interactions is what I’m after here.
I will continue to write – I definitely cannot go without my therapy. I just will be concentrating more on my art than on the likes and shares. It’s always been more than that – I write to clear my head. But more and more I’m finding myself checking stats and notifications. I need a break from all of that.
As always, thank you all for your never ending support. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.