Looks like I'm going to get this post in just under the wire. I suspect I won't post next week as I will have off from this Friday until Jan 3rd. Wow. What an amazing amount of time! I spend the time home in Wisconsin and I am looking forward to it very much.
I feel like I haven't been around as much lately. Frankly, since the election, I have been sleeping terribly and been feeling down quite a bi . There are times when I can escape, like digging into a manuscript, but as soon as I open Facebook all the anxiety and stress comes roaring back. I do think it's a bit crazy how much many of our lives are affected by social media. Facebook and Twitter can be great places to connect with old friends and family, but it can turn just as quickly. Misinformation runs rampant and it's hard to decipher which site is legit or at least minimally biased. I am fatigued. I need this break away from it all. I'm sure I will still post pictures from my family's Christmas parties. I will probably check out Facebook a few times. Check my work email here and there. But for the most part, I am taking this break to give my heart and soul a chance to heal and recharge. I hope a lot of you out there have the opportunity to do that as well.
Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it is joyous and fulfilling. If you don't celebrate any holidays, enjoy the time off! And I hope everyone has a few books waiting to be read. Be well, my friends!