Have you had someone say to you, “Oh hey stranger,” or “Where have you been?” You’ve been gone for a while where the hell have you been? You’ve been in hiding. Yup, I’ve heard it all. And I will admit it, I am guilty.
I am guilty of sometimes going on a hiatus for long periods of time simply to get away from the stresses of the world. The stresses that come with the internet, social media and being around people and/or things that are no good for me. Or being so stuck in my daily responsibilities that sometimes stress me out. I simply get away to be at peace with myself and not get lost in the way of the world today. I just want to remain peaceful and happy. And sometimes in order for that to happen I have to get away from everyone and everything. I need to enjoy being with myself and those that bring me peace, happiness and laughter.
Social media and the internet can make even the most calm and happy person turn into something that they do not want to be. People get lost in social media and the internet trying to keep up. I can honestly admit that I can’t keep up, and honestly I don’t want to. I wont even try. I just want to remain who I am, as I am.
I’ve excepted that I am not going to be what the world wants me to be. I am not going to be good enough for everyone, but I am good enough for me. I am so far from perfect but I am perfectly me. I don’t always have the answers but I am always open to listen and learn. Sometimes I need help. Contrary to what people say about “Women” always thinking that they are right, I am not always right. I am sometimes wrong and have no problem admitting my faults, and I apologize accordingly. This list goes on and on. I simply do not want to be what the world tells me I am suppose to be. I just want to be a happy, peaceful me.
So with that being said, I am at that point where I have to balance the social world and my peace of mind. There are things that I just simply won’t allow or tolerate in my life. On the top of that list is Drama, negativity, or BS of any kind. I will avoid it at all cost. Why? To protect my peace of mind. Please do not tell me how I am suppose to feel or what I am suppose to think. If I agree with you than I agree with you, but if I don’t I simply won’t. I am my own person and you are yours. Social media and the people around me do not dictate me, I dictate myself.
So the next time you say or think to yourself why someone has been a stranger and you hit them with the, “Oh hey stranger! Where have you been?” Remind yourself that not everyone is being a stranger they are taking a break. A break from what? A break from societies standards. A break from drama. A break from negativity. A break from hate. A break from the social media world. Simply taking a break from whatever they deem fit to need a break from.
So a little piece of advice from me to you. Find time for yourself. Take breaks often to maintain YOU. Do not get lost in this crazy world that we live in. Find that person or people who bring you nothing but peace, smiles, and happiness. Take a break from anything or anyone that you may need a break from. Including work, school, people, places, things etc. In my opinion you focus better and you are able to get more done when you simply take a break from it. Taking a break does not mean you gave up. Taking a break means that you care so much about yourself that you would rather take a break for the betterment of you.
So before I leave let me ask you, /is it just me or are breaks absolutely necessary?
As I always say, these are just my thoughts because I am… Just me, MsDraya!