My brian hurts. Seriously. I have been watching the news for about a month straight now. I got tired of people talking about things around me that I had NO CLUE what they were talking about.
I was in my own little bubble of a world. My kids favorite barbies. Disney shows. What's for hot lunch today? Anything that revolved around me and my children (and the occasional cocktail). Until one of my friends called me out on not following current events. You know. The news.
I felt stupid. Sure I was sorta funny at parties, but could I keep up a conversation on a two hour car ride with a CEO? My slapstick humor would probably get old fast. So I decided to dedicate each morning to the news.
I can't believe the things I have learned. Poor President Obama got a smoothie dropped on him by a college co-ed. Oh MY! John Edwards assistant had an affair too? Not just the made up one with Rielle Hunter? Teens are drinking hand sanitizer to get drunk? (Okay, what happened to good old boones farm?)
Sure. There are the IMPORTANT stories too. The depressing ones. About kids going missing. Murderers. Liars. Cheaters.
It's depressing. I have been in a funk lately. I was wondering what is wrong with me. I used to be pretty happy. Despite all my short comings. I seemed to always feel like life was a box of chocolates. Not lately. So I tried to figure out what was different in my life that has got me so down. And then it hit me. I have been following the news.
I decided today to go back into my little bubble. I don't need to know every single news story from every walk of life out there. There is too much in this world to be concerned about. I have 3 kids. I am a single mom. I have people in MY LIFE around me that I could focus on. Who says that my news and my little world of people isn't enough? I think it is. I have decided to do news MY way. The internet. When I see a story that strikes my fancy, I will search and read it. So goodbye Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer and all the hundreds of wonderful newscasters out there. I just can't sit and watch EVERY news story anymore. (note to self: keep Whoopie and Barbara)
I have to give my kids back their happy mom. And the only way to do that is to go back into my own little bubble of liars, cheaters and news worthy people that I know personally.
Have a good day. Don't revolve around the news of the world too much. Take plenty of time for the news that REALLY matters. Your own!
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