….but not from my blog. I’ve taken breaks from it recently and I miss blogging.
I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve felt that I need a break from Facebook. There have been so many controversial things that have happened in the news lately, and I’ve realized over the past couple of days just how much my thoughts and beliefs conflict with those of some of the people around me.
Tuesday, it was the Amendment One vote in North Carolina. I’ve actually de-friended a few people because I couldn’t take the comments and I realized that I never really was “friends” with these people to begin with. So why let them stress me out? (For the record, I have friends who have differing views, but they aren’t being jerks with their comments. I’ve remained friends with them in real life and in the social media world.)
Today, it’s the whole Time magazine cover. And I’ve been sucked into the comments that bash women who breastfeed their children – not just the ones who are nursing 3-year-olds, but those nursing babies who are over 6-months-old. I want to lash out at some of the commenters, but I haven’t allowed myself to get THAT sucked in. (And for the record, I’m not going to nurse my son until he’s 3. We’ll probably go a little past a year, but not until he’s 2, even. Whatever other women want to do, that’s their decision and who am I to say they’re right or wrong?)
I know I should let things like this bother me so much, and I don’t know why this week it’s consuming me. That’s why I think I’m about ready for a social media break. Maybe not from Twitter (because, I love you, Twitter), but everything else. Am I the only one who is feeling like this lately?
I’m just over some people.