Getting sober last year was a huge life-changing experience for me, and continues to be each and every day. With more sober time on my hands, I found myself increasingly on my phone. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, local and national news sites… You name it, I was reading it. To be frank, having anxiety and reading much of the news of late is a BAD combo. Suddenly, I couldn’t escape negativity on any of these sites. If it wasn’t an article, it was in the comments. Even a local neighborhood site fell victim. A simple post about a car break-in two streets over can devolve into an all-out snipe-fest between subscribers.
I was just about to shut them all down when I discovered WordPress.com. I began to write and almost immediately discovered a community of support and judgment-free advice. I was even led to positive, empowering networks via Facebook and Instagram. Each has been like a breath of fresh air. For every new resource I’ve discovered, I’ve disconnected from something that caused me pain – like an overly dramatic news site or a particularly angry/negative “Friend”.
Social media has the power to either drag you down or lift you up. I’m just sorry it took me so long to get on the right path – following only love and light.
For everyone steering me in the right direction – THANK YOU!