What's Old Becomes New
Have you felt the pull to mindlessly stop scrolling the day away? I have felt it pretty strong. Not that I waste a ton of time on social media, but far more than I'd like to admit.
I feel myself being drawn to simple. I don't want all the complications of modern life. I have enjoyed facebook and other social apps, but for all the "connection" they promise it actually feels pretty lonely. Sure, there are the handful of posts from dear friends that I don't get to see often enough and I do love the snapshots into their lives, but that truly is no replacement for a one on one conversation with them. And I'm afraid I'm guilty of feeling like I kind of know what's happening in their life so maybe I can put off a personal message or phone call.
I had created a private facebook group to share our journey from chronically ill to healthier and it doesn't get much attention. When I started asking myself why, it became obvious. I just didn't want to be on there. It seems to me when I click on that app my brain shuts off. What once was creative and had ideas to share morphs into mush that just stares and consumes. I don't want to be that person.
I have hesitated to blog for a long time because...do blogs really exist anymore? I don't know the answer but I do know that I have a need to share our story, our successes and our failures. This seems like the least invasive form of sharing.
I am incredibly technologically challenged so this will be quite a steep learning curve. However I hope to create a community of like minded (or curious!) people who will come along side of us as we strive for true health and share their own experiences!
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Christie is wife to Matthew, mom to Emily and Andrew, and advocate of parental rights, self-education, and nonconformity.