It’s been a week since I last shared my mundane life with you here on Just Frances. And it’s been nearly that long since I [temporarily?] deactivated my Facebook account.
Yes, I admit it: I’m having a pretty crappy time right now. No one thing is catastrophic, but it seems that when I put all of my stress and worries together just now, they’re a bit more than my little self can handle. And my answer [rightly or wrongly] has been to hide away from the world. It’s a strange thing because I rely so heavily on Facebook and this blog to connect me to the world and to give my life a little bit of emotional stability. But, ironically, sometimes those things can’t be the solution – and may even add to the stress.
I have received several messages through Just Frances in the past couple of days asking about my whereabouts. And a couple of emails to my personal accounts. And even a couple of text messages. Some from people wondering if they’d offended me, causing me to defriended them on Facebook, and some from people just checking in to see how I am.
So, first off, I’d like to thank all of those who’ve been in touch. I appreciate your care and concern for me – and I think I’ve replied to everyone. If not, I’m sorry and please feel free to write and tell me that you’re still feeling neglected so that I can let you know that I care. (No, really. Because if you’ve not heard back from me, it really is an oversight on my part.)
And secondly, I’d like to let you all know that I’m OK. Ish. I have a lot on my mind and am feeling a bit overwhelmed, but it’s nothing serious and nothing that some good old peace and personal contemplation can’t fix. But please know that I have an amazingly awesome friend who is keeping me straight. So I’m not really struggling on my own – no, I have an innocent victim to listen to me whine and cry.
I realise I sound a bit vague and cryptic just now, but that’s because I’m not really ready or willing (I may never be) to share my current insanity with the entire world – or rather, with the handful of people who stop by Just Frances from time-to-time.
But, because I like to end on a high note, I’ll share some happy things with you:
- I’m running a 10K road race tomorrow. (Race 3 in my 2012 Race a Month Challenge.)
- I’ve been accepted as a Technorati blogger. (It’s just that this current mood has prevented me from sending in my first contribution.)
- I am going to be a card-carrying member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. (As soon as I wear my friend down a bit more so that they include me as an additional [and therefore less expensive] member on their account; the difference of which I’d pay.)
That’s all for now. I will try to post a bit more regularly in the next few days, but if you don’t hear from me, please know that I’m managing. Yep, I’ll get by, with a little help from my friends.