Getting My Groove Back

I’m not much of a people person. I never have been. I enjoy my alone time. Solitude. It’s what makes me tick. I enjoy being by myself. I accomplish so much when I am left to my own devices. When there are others around, I tend to get caught up in never-ending conversations, and other things that distract me from being productive.

The internet has caused me to be unproductive. I’ve spent too much time on social media as of late, and the negativity has pulled me down into a black hole. I normally just let it roll off me like water off a duck’s back, but eventually, the accumulation of negative bullshit starts eating away at me and I react. Sometimes I over-react. That’s just how I’m wired. I can’t seem to control it.

This time, I took some time away from the negative posts and the people that post them. Back to solitude, the joy of being alone. The internet and the connection with others is grand, however, it becomes too crowded at times. Too many opinions, too much division, hatred, and misinformation.

If you spend any time at all on social media, then you know what I’m talking about. You’ve got the conspiracy theories, the anti-government and anti-everything else posts. There are the animal abuse photos, and photos of battered and bruised women or children. Let’s not forget about the political crap. And trust me, you really don’t want to know what I think either. Religion, in my opinion, should be kept private. It is none of my business what anyone else’s religious beliefs are, and my beliefs are my business.

I am so tired of the assumption that if you “do this” or “don’t do that” then you’re going to hell.

I always try to mind my own business. What other people (outside of my own household) do, is their business. Why should I care? I don’t appreciate when people stick their noses into my business so I try to stay out of theirs. I understand basic human curiosity and that there are just some people who can’t help themselves!

What I will never be able to understand, are ‘those people’ who are constantly trying to cause trouble for someone else.

These are the people I purposely go out of my way to avoid. I don’t want any part of their drama. Why do I need their ridiculous, childish acts of stupidity in my life? I have my own worries to deal with, as does everyone and it upsets me terribly when ‘those people’ cause trouble for someone I care about.

‘Those people’ make up lies, start rumors and say terribly cruel things to and about others. They don’t care that they’ve hurt someone. They try to make others look bad, feel bad and REACT. A REACTION adds fuel to the fire. That’s what they want. They do whatever they can to make themselves look superior. Well, guess what? I’m not fooled by their cloak of ugliness.

I shall continue to avoid them, and I hope you avoid ‘those people’ too.

Anyway, you get it I’m sure. The negativity eats away at your soul and slowly devours you….unless you stop it dead in its tracks.

My time away has been peaceful. Yes, I am still posting to my blog page and responding to messages and comments. On my personal page, I am still checking in on occasion. Since going low-key I have become more productive. I’m writing more. I’m reading more. I’m finding my groove again!

It feels good to step back. But enough is enough. I’m feeling more balanced these past few days. I’m getting my groove back, as they say.

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