Yesterday I wrote a facebook post saying that because of some minor health issues that I would be backing away from social media until I’m healed. My mom taught me that often healings happen quicker if a ton of people didn’t know about the details so I was intentionally vague in that post. I did feel that out of respect for my online friendships though that they deserved at least some explanation for my silence and not just “ghosting” them.

I honestly don’t consider blogging as part of the “social media” package because I’m still kind of a purist – blogging is like an online journal where perhaps my thoughts and feelings may resonate with others. Most blogs these days seem to be part of the marketing plan of someone’s entrepreneurial strategy – and that’s okay! – and in that format they are totally social media. 

Me? I’m just here to ramble….

Anywho. It was pointed out by my bff Laurie recently that there is a lot of empowerment in staying in a good mood. She so wisely helped me to see that no matter the circumstances, we have control over our mood. We can be sick and cheerful, and we can also be rich and grumpy.  When we are in a more positive mood we are more likely to see a better resolution to a difficult situation, and we certainly are more prone to be grateful for what’s going right when we are in a good mood. 

When we are in a more positive mood we are more likely to see a better resolution to a difficult situation

As I was saying at the beginning of today’s post, I have a few minor health issues that i haven’t seem to be able to resolve despite what i thought was a good effort. Overlaying this new realization about controlling my mood, it became very clear recently that I have been Mr. Grumpypants for a while now. Some may say that given the circumstances I probably have a right to be grumpy, but I can see now that being cheerful may help me to make progress that I have been unable to make because of the gloomies that have been taking up all my time.

Speaking of time, yesterday I made a list of all the things that normally put me in a good mood, and it became quite clear quite quickly that I don’t have time to add any of those things back into my day. Since sleeping is my super-power, I know I can’t find more time by staying up later (it’s not pretty for anyone if I can’t be in bed, asleep, by 10 pm) so where can I find more time? 

I drive my DeLorean from time to time

Social media was the obvious source of extra time to be had. I don’t think that I spend THAT much time on Instagram or Facebook, but I can say with confidence that I do spend any EXTRA time I have interacting with my online friends. If i am ever going to have the time to do the things on my good-mood list then I absolutely need to use my time differently. Walking away from social media for a while feels like a very good start.

Blogging puts me in a good mood – so I’m going to spend more time here. 

9 thoughts on “I Want To Be Free”

  1. Sending you some, no, a lot of positive vibes Drew! I love reading your posts on Facebook but after looking around your blog I think I like this better! Even though we’re just Facebook friends I worry about you, your spouse and your adorable critters! Keep your chin up, you’ll get through this! I guess the phrase “sending prayers……….” Is getting a lot of negative feedback these days but I do pray and I’m still sending some your way, Drew! We love you as the Crochet Dude but even more as Drew, so please get healthy and know that we’ll follow you on whatever media you choose.
    *It’s 3:45 am in Oregon and I’m typing this with one eye open and now my iPad has decided to only show me four lines at a time of what I’ve written so please forgive any typos and or ramblings as I’m sure there are many but I can’t see back!!!!! 😂😂😂 HA HA HA WE LOVE YOU!!!

  2. Yup, I think many of us (most of us?) would find better use of our time avoiding social media; difficult to pull away when some/most/all the income flows through social media, staying visible, etc. Hard to pull away from social media when that means pulling away from income, whether potential or real. I do, of course, need to trim back and spend more time on the blogs, actually creating content rather than reacting to other people’s content in short bursts of FB post comments. Cheers.

    1. Content is King! Social media is fantastic in so many ways as long as it is enhancing your life, and not aggravating or stealing your time.

  3. While we miss you on Facebook (gosh you crack me up), I certainly understand the need to back away. Facebook sometimes seems like “anti-social” media … and I walk away from it frequently. I’m not quite ready to let it go, but I’m pondering it, for sure. Good luck with finding your “Zen.”

    1. Hi Shelly, it’s been fun, doing stuff that I did before Facebook came along and sucked away all my free time! LOL

  4. Hi Drew!

    I totally get what you’re saying. You’ve had your life basically turned upside down and every which way but loose with all the reno stuff, holidays that came quick on the heels of that, coming home sick after a much needed vacation (Balloon Fiesta is great, eh? 😁), etc. Good for you for taking time for you! I reckon we should all do this.

    You are missed, but those of us that have much enjoyed your since of humour and great advice will always be here once all is good again.

    Btw, I think you’ve look fantastic in all your photos, videos and YouTube live streams. There’s only one you, be the best you that you can be. Ultimately, that is where you’ll be the happiest. ❤️

    I truly hope that you enjoy the extra time to truly enjoy being who you were meant to be, Drew Emborsky and not someone else. ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Hi Drew!

    I totally get what you’re saying. You’ve had your life basically turned upside down and every which way but loose with all the reno stuff, holidays that came quick on the heels of that, coming home sick after a much needed vacation (Balloon Fiesta is great, eh? 😁), etc. Good for you for taking time for you! I reckon we should all do this.

    You are missed, but those of us that have much enjoyed your since of humour and great advice will always be here once all is good again.

    Btw, I think you’ve look fantastic in all your photos, videos and YouTube live streams. There’s only one you, be the best you that you can be. Ultimately, that is where you’ll be the happiest. ❤️

    I truly hope that you enjoy the extra time to truly enjoy being who you were meant to be, Drew Emborsky and not someone else. ❤️❤️❤️

    (Reposting this as I’m not sure the 1st went thru, had a glitch)

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