Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Why I don't blog and should stop social media as well.

I would like to blog, but I can't. The issue is mainly about privacy of others. I wish I could talk more about what I have done at Department of Children and Families, but obviously I can't. I wish I could talk about experiences with friends and acquaintances, but I don't think they would like that. I wish I could even speak about my children's lives. Good and bad.

I have no regrets in review of the blogging experience.

My social media experience unfortunately isn't that great. People divided, even today I was unfriended by a long time acquaintance for stating that I thought her teenage son's choice was 'frustrating' to teenagers who wouldn't have such an opportunity. Why, Because I get irritated when my own children waste/pass up opportunities and blessings the have.

It came with a strange response. The individual was defending her teenage son for his choice, even stating she was in fact proud of his non-conformity. I was a taken back, I was expecting "Yeah, I know he should be grateful, but he chose not to go. His lost. Wait until he's on his own and we won't be taking him on vacation anymore."

Back story the teenager decided to stay in the hotel room, when he had the Florida coastline outside his door. The family was from up north, where it is too cold to swim for 9 months of the year. They take these types of vacations at least once a year.

My children get a lot in their own way, but Florida vacations isn't one of them. Due to lifestyle choices, this just isn't going to happen. I knew if they ever overheard a classmate come back to Florida and mentioned that he wanted to just be in the hotel. Their response wouldn't be so kind as mine. Seriously, my older kids would probably drop a few words of profanity lecturing him on his privilege.

I wanted to review the conversation to make sure I wasn't misreading anything, only to find out I was unfriended.

I guess I hit a nerve, and there was something there I didn't see or know.