Though I use social media, I’m not a huge fan for many reasons. Not to mention that it’s dangerous for kids and young people who are not thinking about some of the dangers, as far as adults using it, I think it has taken the place of in person interaction; I think people say mean and hateful things on there they wouldn’t normally say to someone; I think too many people (myself included) spend too much time on social media and not enough time with their families . . and those are just a few of the reasons I’m not a fan.
I am a fan because it’s so darned easy to keep in touch with friends. I’ve reconnected with so many people – mostly high school friends. I went to school in a town that had two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. With college just across the bridge in Lake Charles, most of us went to the local college so we were a tight knit group. As with most everyone, life took over and we all went in different directions but there are an amazing number of my class members on FB.
But, all that aside, I was thinking yesterday about the pandemic and where we would all be without the internet and social media. Vince has been gone back to Texas for over a month and it’s been three weeks since I saw Chad, Nicole or Addie. They are not social distancing at all and I just can’t risk being with them now that Covid has gotten worse in our area.
I think about the cross stitching – interacting with other cross stitchers, ordering fabric, floss and charts. I think of keeping up with friends and family on Facebook and MeWe now. I think about the blog and the readers and your comments. I am grateful . . extremely grateful for the contacts I do have.
I was also thinking that I’m one who likes being at home and I like my alone time but I’m thinking there’s a limit to how much alone time I want and I think I’ve about reached my limit. I’m so ready for Vince to be here and it isn’t happening any time soon. Maybe by the time I can see Chad, Nicole and Addie; and Vince is here, I’ll be one who doesn’t want to be alone at all!
So, thank goodness for social media, for the blog readers and for my new love of cross stitching!