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Friday, July 18, 2014

Today

Over the past several months, I have been withdrawing from social media.

(Ironic, of course, that I would use social media to declare my withdrawal from social media.)

First, obviously, it was blogging. It has been eight months since I've written a blog post. A small part of me is trying to tell me I should feel guilty about that, but the rest of me knows there is no guilt here. I've been busy, and in good ways. Writing has had to take a backseat, and I'm okay with that.

You see, the editing business is booming, and it's all I can do to keep up with it.

There's a lot to be said on that subject, but not here.

In any case, after I slacked off on the blog writing, or perhaps it was around the same time, I also stopped reading blogs. And then, lately, I've even stopped checking Facebook.

None of this has been intentional. It might make a better blog post if I were to tell you all of the reasons I knew I needed to make my world a bit smaller: Ten Reasons You Should Limit Your Exposure to Social Media, or some such. But I don't have ten reasons. And I didn't intend to do it.

I have just slowly found that checking here and checking there and reading about a lot of people that I generally don't actually know takes too much mental and emotional energy. For me. Right now.

I've got all the busyness I can handle, and I'm daily finding how to live this life, how to make art right now, where I am. Not trying to figure out where I'll be tomorrow. It's difficult, but one thing that's helped me is to, as I said, make my world a bit smaller.

But, today, I needed to write all this down and share it with the big world.