Why social media can be so deceptive

March 30, 2015

IMG_8579It’s Monday morning….The skies are grey and the forecast calls for a week of rain, rain and more rain.

The kids are safely back at school after a long March break and I am settled at my desk to tackle the day’s work.

I love what I do, I love being an entrepreneur. I just had a great holiday. I have a great family, house, lots of friends. Life is good right?!


Sometimes I just don’t feel so great.

There’s nothing really wrong….but nothing really feels that right either. It’s like a little dark cloud (ala PigPen) that just floats along on top of me for stretches at a time.

Maybe it’s the rain?

Maybe it’s the torn ligament in my knee?

Maybe it’s the post-vacation blues?

Maybe it’s yet another birthday looming?

Maybe it’s because, like last night, I just can’t seem to sleep anymore?

So, when these “grey” times hit, I try to head out on my bike and try to out run the cloud. And for the couple of hours i’m on the trails I will feel like all is well in the world again.

But then i’ll stop. And the cloud will catch back up.

And i’ll go home, and smile, and play with my kids, and I get through the day and wait for this to pass.

But luckily for me, it does pass, just as it has done from time to time over the years. It just takes some time and a little help from my inner circle. It takes good some conversations, some time on the trails, a lot of laughs, some chocolate almonds, and some wine. And all will be well again.

But until then, don’t let the smile fool you…..reach out to a friend today who you think might need a little support, even a little gesture goes a long way!





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  • Reply Tamara March 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    You’re not alone, friend! 🙂
    I’ve found that social media, ironically, can sometimes make this feeling worse. Getting offline and connecting with a friend, in real life, helps me a lot. If only it weren’t so hard to convince people to do the same and meet you for coffee…

    • Reply Christine March 31, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Absolutely! I am so thankful to have a great tribe to connect with! 🙂

  • Reply Peady @ Tempered With Kindness December 2, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I hear ya!

    Right now, among other things, it is the lack of sunshine.

    Timely post. Thanks!

    • Reply Christine December 3, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks so much! I wrote this one back in early Spring, but it still applies in the dark rainy fall sometimes…

  • Reply Leeann Froese April 3, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    What a timely post for me. I so relate. Life can be so great but I can feel so bleh., and you would not know from my social media.

    I actually wrote about it last night.: http://vineyardbirder.com/on-feeling-overwhelmed-destructive-habits-and-self-care/

    • Reply Christine April 4, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Thanks for sharing Leeann – and thanks for sharing your article, I am looking forward to reading it. Hugs!

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