(Crabby Bear by M.Hsu at Deviantart)
Do you ever feel like this? I know I do. Whether it's just a bad day, or sickness, or crazy kids, or your spouse/significant other/dog/goldfish being a butthead, the crabby crabmonster can sneak up on you and rain all over your day.
But then what do you do? One of the great things about social media is that when the crabby crabmonster shows up, there are people around to help cheer you up, or make you laugh, or just give you a cyber hug.
However, I have run into a couple of problems. First, my worlds are colliding. Too many of my in-person friends are now on twitter or facebook. I can't vent about someone if they'll see my vent! And a semi-vague vent isn't as cathartic. :( Plus, people ask what you're talking about, and you have to lie, or avoid the question, or private message them. It's just annoying.
My second problem is that with so many things going on in my life (I write, teach preschool, direct the handbell choirs at my church, teach Sunday School, am a Creative Memories Consultant, have three children, and am married (and a partridge in a pear tree)), I have stretches where I'm stressed, and the crabby crabmonster visits more often. But I don't want to flood my social media with negativity.
So, what do you do? Do you avoid social media when the crabby crabmonster visits?
And, to end on a positive note, if you celebrate Christmas, what are you hoping to get for Christmas, or what present are you excited to give? :)