Anxious Moms & Why We Can't Watch the News.

What has happened in Vegas this past weekend is so so extremely heartbreaking. 

I wish I wasn't using that sentence so often in today's world, but it seems every other week something else is "so extremely heartbreaking".  

How do we progress? How do we move on? How do we send our children out into this world? It's a hard pill to swallow. Being a mom already comes with so. many. anxieties. With that being said :

I am an anxious mom. There's no getting around it, and trust me, I have tried. 

Shit, I was anxious before I was a mom! (oops, can I say that on a mom blog?)

Although I cannot even express how sad I am for those innocent lives that were taken, and for all of their families affected, I can express this : I hate the news.

I hate it. And not because of political aspects, or this news source is fake, and this news source is reliable. None of that. I hate all of them. Here's the question I constantly ask myself. Was the world always this corrupt? I'm unsure. I think due to there being a platform to broadcast on, we see these things happening more often than not. This absolutely does not change how sick, terrible, and awful all of these occurrences were, and are. 

But here's where I become a terribly "uninformed" person. I can't watch the news.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I can't carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. And it's okay if you can't, either. Every time I walk into my parents, or my in-laws, or my friends houses - the news is always on. I almost always beg to watch something different. I cannot sit in front of a television screen, and just listen to how undoubtably terrible our world is…. on repeat. Because that's what the news does - rolls things over and over and over again. Don't get me wrong, it's not all bad. Some of it is beautiful! But for me, the good does not outweigh the bad, and I just can't handle it. I don't know how people can sit, and watch the same news story of 400 people injured, and 50+ dead, over and over and over again. What does it do for you? I understand being informed, and knowing what's out there is important, but we are in the age of social media and news notifications and news apps, etc. Take advantage of that people!

Here is my message to you :

Nobody gets out alive. All of us are going to die, when it is our time to die. And as scary of a thought that is, it is ultimately the truth. Don't sit on your couch and dwell on the insanity around the world. Instead, LIVE. Get out of your house. Take a walk. LAUGH. Do something kind for somebody else. The world continues to spin, and it is our job to ensure that it spins in the right direction. Meaning that, what you put into the world, is what you get out of it. Put good in. Choose to be loving and caring. And then, pray. Pray for the people involved, the corrupt world we live in, and all things involved. Pray that some how, some way, we find a solution and finally learn to live in peace and harmony. Hand your problems over, and ease your anxieties. 

So, leave the TV. Let's face it, you're going to see it all over Facebook anyways. Get out there, and show the world that for as much hate and disgust, that there is far more love. 

 

 

Until next time,

Xo

-MMM