No one is the same, we all behave in different ways, and react differently to certain situations. Never is it more obvious than when something happens to YOU, and friends and acquaintances react.
My situation for example (well it's all I'm talking about but this could apply to many things life) with the recent change of circumstances for me, and the kind offer of friends to put me up in their place in Spain for a breather.
Breaking up is never easy, sometimes painful, other times confusing. Either way it's nice to get distance and reflect when possible. Add to that that having rooms in your house ripped apart and rebuilt over 10 days is never a great place to be at best of times... I speak from experience here.
Combine the two and it's a mess, so getting away is good.
Now I have done wild getaways before, and can say that while fun, it's not for me. I like peace, I like invited and wanted conversation, and I like being in control of things. So sitting up a mountain overlooking the coast of Spain and over to Africa with relaxed like minded people is a great solution. Remote, quiet, uninterrupted unless I want it.
I'm sure we all have our own ideas of what a break is, what constitutes peace and quiet, and for me, apparently much to the annoyance and dismay of others, includes using social media. Now being realistic, social media is where I'm at. It's something I like to use, a lot! As with all my trips over the years, I have been all over social media when I'm away, so this is no different. And just to add, my hosts are also online quite a lot, so if anything I'm fitting in better.
Now why you ask! Why go all the way to Spain and be online. Well that's easy. It's noise, it's activity, and just enough to keep my brain ticking over and now nose diving into self pity and sorrow about the break up. I didn't come away to cry or be depressed, I came away to find myself a little, and get my feet again without my partner in crime.
I know comments are made with the best interests at heart, and quite frankly those making them for their own reasons can happily stop following me. I can help with a how to if you don't know how to unfriend, or block me.
But as I said to someone yesterday, surely the concern for me should happen if I start acting abnormally, doing weird shit, (weirder than usual) or just plummet off the rails.
So, sorry if MY use of social media while I am making adjustment to MY life bothers YOU so much that YOU feel the need to insult or berate me for it. But for me right now, it's what works, and it's what I intend on continuing to do for as long as I please.
For those who have messaged with genuine concern or sadness, thank you.
Right, better get back to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before it forgets me. Feet up, lay back, sun time.
PS sincere big thanks to my hosts for this break. (it's not a fuckin holiday!)