Friday, January 16, 2015

And....first post of 2015

Sometimes, just sometimes, I sit back, and I observe the shenanigans on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like. I then find myself scratching my head and thinking, "what just happened there?"

I feel that people are becoming so disjointed, so terribly disassociated with normal behaviour and losing control on what should be deemed as reality, etc.  They feel the best way to attack another, is through cryptic status updates, calling out another, mocking; hell, some even go as far as to point out how someone is failing in a particular field.

I find it both disheartening and disgusting.

I am a good person, but I also know I am not perfect. I have a tongue in my head and know how to spit venom when needed. But I also have a compassionate side, a side that tries to see the good in everyone. Yet, time and time again, I've had the wool pulled over my eyes, when in actual fact I should have had my radar on high alert.

The past ten months have taught me much.

I have learned the hard way who my friends are, and that's not something I stomach very easily. Considering I am a thirty-seven-year-old, mother of five.

The truth is this: there are always two sides to every story, and if people are not willing to listen to your side, then they have no business being in your life. #FACT.

There will always be someone out there, chanting your name, doing their best to disparage you, discredit you, whilst making you look like a fool in the process. But, also, there will be people who genuinely care about you, want the best for you, never wishing ill on you.

In truth, it is always hard to let your guard down with people. It is difficult to let people in, trust them with your inner thoughts. It can also be extremely difficult to forgive those who've blatantly hurt you, but here's the thing: if someone has hurt you, forgive, forget and move on. Don't hang on to that bitterness, don't allow the spite to swallow you whole.

The internet is full of negativity, angst, drama-ridden feuds, and all based on one thing we've all got in common: egos.

No matter what anyone says, we all have egos, some bigger than others. And there lies the disease.

For all those who've removed themselves from my life in 2014, I bear no grudges or ill feelings. I do not harbour hate or feel the need to be involved in childish feuds. I am just saddened that I was never given a voice.

But that's old news now. 2015 is a year that will see some of my dreams realized and for that alone, I thank God and place all my trust in him.

Without faith and hope, what do we have?

So, as I close this post, I feel it pertinent to remind you all, that the internet, no matter how lovely it can be, it isn't the real world. Remember to disconnect, walk away and mingle with those who truly love and adore you.

Life is too short for drama and bitterness.