Social Media – Publicity and Social Support

As an efficiency expert, I always appreciate when there are multiple beneficial outcomes from projects. Such is the case when people in your professional network become friends.

Being able to participate on facebook and meet new people – rebuild my ability to communicate and regain my confidence in social interactions. Well. I keep saying that facebook is cheaper than therapy – and the 24/7 instant access cant’ be beat either.
Certainly one of the benefits of having disrupted sleep patterns is that you end up with pen pals in all kinds of other time zones.
You know I wrote a post some time ago, and I really don’t want to link to it. I think it was called… or the theme of it was – why does it matter how other people have it?

and I wrote it at a time of high trauma when no one around me gave any consideration to me at all. For my relatives and actual friends, it wasn’t your fault that I couldn’t understand you. But it was your fault that you didn’t realize that I meant what I said. I didn’t understand any of you. Given the givens, understandable. Use what you know. That’s all I ever asked.

So, here’s why it matters to remember that other people – of the 7 billion plus other people on the planet – that if you live in an industrialized nation – you are in the top 10% of the wealthy people around the world.

If you do not have to live in a refugee camp, displaced by war or other disasters, if you do not belong to a demographic that has been marginalized up to and especially including under threat or actual genocide, if you do not have to live with the worry of bombs dropping on you or being shot for walling down the street for any reason ….

then, pretty much, any day above ground is a good day. As long as there is life, there are do overs.

 

I also wanted to share this fan club update.

Someone started a fan club for me… but until a recent comment on my facebook timeline – which is screen shot captured on the Living Well blog
it would seem that what I post on my timeline really does make a difference for people. but more than that, how I interact with the people – who take the time to comment

both here on my blog and on my timeline.

Filmmaking and Screen writing – books and resources

Return of the King

Dear readers of Random Ntrygg and Nina’s Garden

Hello nearest and dearest and newest readers!

I really want to thank you all for continuing to follow along with my thoughts and observations about communication and interacting with people following a PTSD event and being in recovery; then working through the various mental health challenges that arise in the aftermath of being a stand up person in a very toxic corporate culture.

Because it really was reaching out to people over the internet that provided support in ways that people around me, could never have been able to do.

So, I just wanted to just touch base with my subscribers, my most regular commenters and my fellow bloggers that I have become genuine and meaningful friends with.

Thank you all very much for helping me and supporting me during my struggle and during my depression and now, ever since January 1, 2012 through my recovery process.

So, I just wanted to share some of my progress with you all.

I am at age 44, the healthiest that I have been in my adult life physically. And, I am the smartest that I have ever been mentally. Emotionally, it’s still very much a day to day, sometimes hour by hour constant marathon or juggling event.

But I have an amazing support team in place in person and on line. so the range of those emotions are a lot more manageable and focused than they have been for a very long time.
After all, it’s why I revamped the “It’s a good enough thing” blog into “Living Well” around the time that I also converted this site into Nina’s Garden from Random Ntrygg,

One of the things I did to make myself feel better was to start a fan club for myself on Facebook and the funny part is that it’s stilling going. so ……..

I was thinking of starting a newsletter and making the fan club more like a actual fan club.

or is this just a little too silly. either way, it makes me laugh. and that’s the secret to having a happy day. you can make yourself laugh at yourself for small and silly things.

but you know, in a funny way that makes fun of the whole idea of newsletters.

sort an intentionally and pointed bland joke as self parody; which, if you knew how many newsletters that I have worked on when I worked in a print shop or as a volunteer in as many grassroots, community and professional organizations as I have been involved in.

 

seriously.