Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time for a change.
Relax. It's... okay yeah actually it is kinda major.
One of the things that a Witch should be doing frequently, is introspection. Self-improvement is vital but ego is meant to be a tool, not make you into a tool.
One must be aware of their interactions in every light.
Yesterday I found myself staring back at the realization that I have a large amount of work to do... and that I can't do it with my facebook stuff still active. We ALL know how much a time sink that place can be.
Well it's also the home of keyboard warriors and their liquid courage. Loose lips sink ships?
Loose fingers cause episodes.
Last two months have been many micro and small episodes after scanning my facebook feed and coming away dealing with memories. That's a little too much power over someone. I can't keep sacrificing my productivity just be online and debate with someone. I better things to do, than sit on the floor staring at my computer screen wondering how the fuck someone could so god damn stupid. The site is going full on depression trigger some days.
What happens when something has too much power of you? You remove it. Completely.
Everything on Facebook is going to be shut down a few days before Yule. Probably will be back up online there next summer. The Zibbit and Etsy will be on vacation from December 18th to January 15th. They'll be online and available for your perusal after January 15th again. However, there may not be a lot of in-stock things.
I am going to be working on a new website, one where I can have the store, this blog and everything I work on in ONE place.
Yeah, there are folks I won't know how are doing because the only way we interact is Facebook. There's only a few of folks that I'll actually seriously miss that I only interact with on FB. Like a Controlled Chaos and MurphyMonster's Dad... But the site has become a source of stress, and less and less enjoyment every day. I'm looking at Ello and maybe MiWe I think it was called as maybe a new option over Facebook, but I'm not sure on those either.
But I am dangerously close to burning out. I can feel that crinkling sensation that seems to happen at the edge when you've pushed yourself on one particular topic for too long.
You do what you have to in order to take care of yourself. Regardless of what others might think is best for you. They aren't you. They aren't dealing with the consequences of YOUR actions. They aren't responsible for your mess, your emotions, your problems. You can weigh their advice against a situation, and toss it if you know it's wrong.
Sometimes the only piece of advice that's worth listening to is, "Now I'm not you..."