I have a magnet on my fridge that proclaims “blogging means you have something to say.” I think about that magnet often (I may have even written about it once before), and the friend who gave it to me with the best of intentions. It was at the height of my blogging career, when I was fresh out of a relationship, testing the waters with new dating adventures, and enjoying life in Hoboken and work in the Big City.
That life sometimes feels so far away from me.
So far I just can’t see.
Back then I had something to say. Maybe because of where I was in life or perhaps because what seemed complicated at the time was so simple by comparison to what’s happening today. I don’t know anymore.
I’m not sure the sentiment on that magnet still holds true. Often I turn to my keyboard and I feel as though I have absolutely nothing to say that would be of value to anyone. And with the news so heavy lately it always seems my thoughts are horribly trite.
I’m so sad about the news coming from Afghanistan. Blink. Haiti. Blink. The grief some days feels never ending and I have a hard time moving on from one catastrophe to the next. Not helping are the god-awful keyboard warriors who flood comment sections with misinformation and vitriol.
I keep saying I’ll do a social media detox and maybe that’s what I need now more than ever. Serious question–how do you balance staying informed with feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of what’s happening? Let me know in the comments <3