Starting Over

Hello hello hello! Happy Memorial Day tomorrow! Wow, we owe those in uniform a ton of gratitude for all they have done for us. Some are still fighting for us while others have come home. Sadly, some have passed on and are no longer with us. Tomorrow is their day and we should give it to them! Thanks y’all! We would probably be drowning in a sea of madness beyond the one we are currently in if it were not for you! You rock! For reals!

Well, I am in the midst of a storm now as I type this. This means I am getting some much needed down time right now and letting things kinda level themselves out in my life. This also means regrouping, paying attention to what needs to be done and what is being done. Also, getting breaks from some things and taking on others.  I am in this storm because for the past couple of months, a lot of heavy stuff has happened and my burdens got too heavy. I have this really bad habit of carrying things on my own and keeping them inside. I know its bad to do that but in this insanely busy never ending freak show of a world we are stuck in, it can be hard to find a good ear to hear what we have to say.We are overspent, crazy busy, always on the run and just plain going on adrenaline. Need I say more? On the same note, we are made to be in relationships. We are wired to share our burdens with one another. In other words, we need to find someone to listen and pray with us. We need to stop and just let go. We cannot do this alone……

Enough of me getting personal here, lets move on to the real reason why I posting this….

Anyhoo (I have always liked that word), one of the changes that is going to be made is that I am going to be spending more time blogging again. Yeah, I know…..back in the mid 00’s, I got in the habit of hanging out on social media and making some serious noise.  A lot of noise on every website I could find. Every blog I could post on. I blogged about the problem of peer abuse aka bullying endlessly. I did it for ever and ever. I hit up the hot spots like Facebook, Twitter, Ezine Articles, Linked In and many more! Then…..I stopped.  Cold turkey in my tracks. I listened to my higher power (no, I am not schizophrenic nor do these voices talk to me so don’t go there) in 2013 when I took a bit of a break from social media. Things were more pressing offline and was able to do some work away from all of this media madness. So, I did take a break. A long break…….a nice break…..

Sigh!

Until this weekend. Looks like I gotta get back to basics here. Yes, social media is once again filtering into my awareness.  The season is ripe again. It must be used…..completely. Personally, I was happy just hanging out on Facebook. It makes a nice “I need space from my crazy existence” kind of thing. Talking to family, friends, aquaintances, advocates, and everyone else. I am not one who likes putting photos up but always great to see the kids growing, the dog and cat co-existing, the girls hanging at their favorite haunts and much more! Yet… we must march on….seek more undiscovered territory. Charter through the madness we know as life. Right smack dab on social media. The place where everybody knows your name…..or people want everyone to know their name…..

Oh but wait! I am still doing cool stuff. I am speaking, meeting with lawmakers and trying to help those around me who need it. Peer abuse waits on nobody. Soooo…..I just removed all previous blog posts on here. Its time for new beginnings. Surviving this form of abuse does not end.  Our society is getting meaner and nastier as I type this. People are surviving this and need a place to go. Someone to listen to them. Someone who actually cares. Adults who struggle with this. Folks, these demons do not go away. They fester around and make us sick inside. We cannot allow them to overtake us. We must stop the madness…

That would be me. Yes, I care. Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a helpoholoic. My passion for this population never dies. It grows greater by the day. My faith does the same. I hope this blog can be used in a good way. I hope I can decorate it with photos, videos and get all high tech on everyone. I won’t go too crazy! I promise…

So, grab a cup of java, soft drink or whatever it is you prefer and lets hang out on here. I cannot promise perfection but hope to have good discussion from time to time. Yes, I will talk about things like Jesus. Now…..before you go and run off and get all mad at me for being who I am or what I believe…..just know that I will not push, shove or any of that at you. You have free will like I do. We are all different and capable of making our own choices. I cannot make you be Christian anymore than you can make me an atheist. I am not here to judge or condemn you. That is not my job. Part of overcoming this problem is putting these things behind us and learn to stop abusing one another over these differences. Really…..its tiring and not worth the drama. However….it does not mean I am not praying for you. I am sure if you are of another faith you are probably praying for me. I don’t know. What I do know is that a person can heal from these demons and I have to help in the only way I know how at this point. It is what it is.

Thanks for reading and again if you are in the U.S.A. have a great vacay tomorrow! Forgive my spelling errors…..I cannot find the check spelling thingie on here. Oh, the joys of technology…..

Blessings,

Elizabeth Bennett

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