I’ve decided to take an extended vacation from the internet, including social media and blogging. A lot of factors went into this decision, but ultimately it came down to this:
Blogging and writing don’t make me happy anymore, and social media actively makes me angry and miserable.
I’m going to focus my time and energy on finishing school, finding a therapist, and living in the real world instead of the virtual one for a while.
This is the point where I usually say I’ll probably be back once the semester is over and you should watch this space for updates and blah, blah, blah. But, the truth is, I don’t want to live online anymore. Blogging and keeping up an online “presence” isn’t part of my plan for the foreseeable future.
So, I’m sorry for those that will miss me, but I’m probably not going to be coming back. I unpublished the Facebook for Aidan Mayhem and will be deleting Twitter and Instagram as well. I already stopped checking them (and it’s honestly been amazing).
I want to thank everyone who has supported me. Really, from the bottom of my heart, it’s meant the world to me. I wish everyone luck with their writing, blogging, art, and any other dreams. You’re amazing and I know you’re going to do incredible things.
I love you all.
*Note: I’ve disabled comments on this post, because every time I stop blogging to deal with life, people leave very sweet comments about how they’ll miss me and they hope I come back soon. And I appreciate them. I appreciate them so much that I’ll probably change my mind about leaving if I read them, and I really need to walk away from the virtual world for my mental health.