Many of you checked in on me the past few weeks as I had shut down much of my social media. All is well. I am shifting directions and need the time, space and freedom to do that without the burden of social media. I am finding a balance in real life and that means stepping away from the online world.
I have this feeling like many of us are losing years of our lives to meaningless social online constructs. I don't like it. I don't like the inherent manipulation in inauthenticity of the online world. I don't like the intentions of the companies running social platforms. As I find a new balance in my life I will likely find a creative outlet to share my world. I am not sure what that will look like.
It took many years for me to build a life that I wanted. Now that I am here in this place I love -- in a place I always wanted to be -- I find myself needing to shift gears in order to take the time to really appreciate the real world, people in my life and my running.
All this vagueness to say that I am moving on from a number of things I have put a lot of time and energy into in order to live my life more fully. I have never been one to stagnate on anything and this new chapter is no different. I am not going into details at this time, but I am looking forward to transitioning into new, creative outlets.
One thing I find myself looking for is more privacy. In the past I have often shared my heart and soul publicly. Although I am sure some have found this helpful and even healing, others choose to use my words as weapons against me. My vulnerability online as a reason to insult and degrade me. Social media is not a place for deeper sharing, this I have come to believe and therefore it doesn't really suit me anymore. I will continue to use it as I need it, but not in the way I have in the past.
I will continue to write on here from time to time, thank you for being here and reading.