Yes, I still exist!
I haven’t been on social media for about a week, and I’m getting calls and messages from folks who are wondering if I’m ok.
I decided to take a month off social media. It’s also an assignment for my latest creative sprint with Graham Parker. Instagram, Facebook – it’s a real addiction. I’ve dipped in a couple of times – just hitting the button automatically, stopping and saying – oh wait!
Ultimately, I want my pre-social media brain back! Too much multi-tasking and (these days) too much stress has made me stupid. Or at least forgetful, unable to focus and concentrate.
Oh! and! I am spending time with people face-to-face. And that feels good and weird. But connection is so important to me, and after the pandemic, and then now living in the woods with my family, I can’t afford not to connect.
Caregiving is not suiting me
I understand why some people are concerned about not seeing me in social media land. I’ve been posting regularly about grief and struggle as a caregiver. In some ways I’ve been able to communicate my feelings in a big sweep, and in others ways around the communication, I scroll and get sucked into so much useless crap for hours (because I don’t want to deal with my life).
Yes, I am going through a really hard time. A lot of grief. Exhaustion. Burn out. Anger. Old familial patterns that I am pushing against. Insurance bullshit. Shooting in the dark day after day.
How things are going is not sustainable.
I could go on, but who wants to hear it? And, I have stuff to do!
I am opening to being willing to doing this differently.
If you want to reach me and don’t have my personal info – feel free to comment or go to Contact and send me a message.
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Make sure you do at least one good thing for yourself everyday!
In fact, I would love to hear about the good things you are doing for yourself!
Peace and love!
October 3rd, 2022
Elizaville, New York