Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I've decided to take a break from tv, radio and Facebook. With everything happening, I just can't anymore.

I've been thinking about that shooting in CT. I just feel so confused about it. There are so many questions, yet no real answers. My stomach has been in knots since I heard the news and I just can't wrap my head around it. There are so many people armchair quarterbacking about gun control, school safety , mental health treatment, etc. that I just can't handle. It also doesn't help that the media is sensationalizing everything to the point of saturating everything and confusing things even more.

I'm taking a stand in my own mind. I will focus on those young people that lost their lives, as they are the real victims here. I can get on my soap box and talk about mental illness and the lack of knowledge about diagnosis and treatment, but it won't bring anyone back. I can rant about gun control, but what good would it to to those families that lost loved ones right before Christmas?

As a nation we have to do better, and like it or not, we are all in this together. Our governments need to band together and start working towards achieving goals, not thwarting them.*

I'll be glad when this year is over an look forward to a brighter 2013.

*guess I couldn't resist not standing on a soap box for a second. ;)


Sarah said...

I wish the media would let the story rest and let those people mourn, privately. And maybe after the new year speculating or not. The families affected need to heal.

GirlX said...

I've been completely unable to watch anything on the news for a few years. Every day, I used to come home and watch it. Then every night, it would depress the hell out of me. As such, I only know about the story by what was posted on Facebook. What little I do know, makes me glad I'm not watching the news about it. I find it to be a great tragedy, one that I cannot even absorb or wrap my head around. It also makes me mourn for the families, because they just need peace... not cameras stuck in their faces asking "how they feel" every 10 minutes.

A break from Facebook isn't a bad idea. I think about it often myself...

GirlX said...

And... this has nothing to do with anything but.. I was watching some show called Catfish on MTV. I saw a preview for Snooki and Jwoww. I thought "pffft I am never watching that." A day later? I'm thinking I will end up watching it, but I can't tell anyone... but you... and your blog fans.