Monday, November 24, 2014

It's Not You, It's Me

My relationship with the Internet lately:

Or maybe it's you? Who knows. Seriously though, it pains me that something that has brought so many awesome people into my life is such a source of angst for me lately. I feel like can't take people these days though. From comments on political articles to inane bullshit on social media- I don't know what's going on with me other than my filter is broken. I feel like can't siphon out all the stuff that bothers me and focus on the good anymore. I probably need a break. In fact I'm sure of it. I took two weeks off of online interacting last summer and it did me some good. I'm just frustrated that I'm back feeling the same way again so quickly. I need to spend time focusing on people I enjoy in real life for a while and just try and forget all the racism, sexism, narcissism and other isms that have been infecting my bubble lately.

Backing away slowly.


  1. Feel ya re: "broken filter." I get it. A common friend of ours (Mark) once said (when I remarked about how I lost my filtering ability!) that managing the streams / feeds is like "trying to sip from a fire-hose."

    I have dialed WAY back, but still struggle. It's an ongoing process, methinks.

    That said, I hope you keep posting. I consistently enjoy reading, following, etc.

  2. Thanks Tim. Yeah sometimes I think I should dial my feeds back to like, ten people- and other times I consider just posting whatever I want but cutting out the scrolling through and interacting part for a while. (Which is sad because that used to be my favorite part.) Lately whenever I check in to see what's going on though all I feel is NOPE.