Keeping it together

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In this age of social media - keeping it together seems so easy.  Especially when you browse through the social media pages of your friends and favorite influencers.  It makes you think that they're living a very good life.  I'm sure we feel a bit of envy that they're having it all.  But are they really?  Are we really?

There's this thing that's called Social Media envy.  I'm sure we are all guilty of that.  We live vicariously through their posts on life, travels, food, shopping and most everything.  I remember reading that social media has caused depression with the younger generation.  I can understand where it's coming from.  During my time - we weren't aware of what other people have because we only see what we see.  It was a more discreet time then.  The generation is different now.  Sharing is indeed caring - but sometimes, we are guilty of over sharing.  I never knew over sharing could happen, but it's happening now.

We live in a world now that values what we show more than what is really happening.  That's why more people are depressed - it's because some are hiding.  Hiding their sadness, hiding their realities, hiding behind a happy facade.

There are times that I want to disappear and hide.  But life has to go on, we have people depending on us.  We need to pick up the pieces and function for them.  I sometimes ask myself if this is Post Partum Depression.  Maybe it is, maybe it's not.  There are days that I am okay, while there are days that it's a struggle to go about the day.  I feel this burden but I can't explain what it is.  It comes and it goes, but I'm glad that it goes.

Pray for me that I may not waver in my faith and know that there are better days ahead.

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