Hard Times

Well I think it’s been about 8 years since I’ve published anything on this site.  As I sit and write this post, Paramore lyrics run through my head.  The irony that a song I once loved has become my unwanted theme song…

From the outside looking in, the past month of my life has looked like a dream.  Social media allows us to create our own reality, while something much darker may be living and growing under the surface.

From posts of happy wedding photos, an incredible trip to Peru, accomplishing a long wanted goal of hiking the Inca Trail, to traveling to Morocco – the envy of my followers and even real life friends was unprecedented.

This is precisely why social media is a blessing and a curse.  The hard times I am facing now all began with a simple Facebook chat, but that’s also where a happiness greater than I’ve ever known began.  The beauty is it allows us to connect.  The evil is that it also allows us to disconnect when the people we love may need us most.

I can fake a smile for a picture very well, for a while.  That allows you to believe I’m okay. I can’t remember the last time someone has simply picked up the phone or asked me face to face the simple question “how are you doing?”

The worst part of it all is that I am guilty of the same thing.  The next time you are thinking of a friend or have one on one time with them, ask them the simple question.  Reach out to people before you see their tears, or know of their pain.  You never know whose life might need saving.


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One thought on “Hard Times

  1. Hmmm. Christina, have read two of your blogs and I am taken by them both. The depth, insight, and pure intelligence of your words and others are a marvel to me.
    Reading and writing blogs is a new thing for me. I am pretty old (68) and it’s like I made this new discovery. There are actually authentic people out there. And, I thank you for being one of them.
    Reading between the lines I perceive you are struggling with who knows what issues. Just like to say, I am as well. And we fight onward. We’ll, before I ramble further let me just say a hearty thank you for what you write and how you write. You’re a true human being. Am going to follow you and hope to see more posts from you.
    Your friend
    Roland Henderson


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