Things are weird right now, aren’t they? Kind of an abrupt way to start off a blog post, but it’s the first and most relevant thing that came to mind when I sat down to right this intro because THINGS ARE WEIRD RIGHT NOW. The global COVID-19 pandemic that’s now caused state-wide mandatory stay-at-home orders, has shut down hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and even more devastating…thousands of lives have been lost. It’s an extremely difficult time right now for all of us. Even those that DO still have their jobs and their health. But one thing that this quarantine has given us is time.
We live in a time where everyone has a platform. To me, it’s both a blessing and a curse. Social media has been overrun with #fakenews and propaganda. While I’m glad that people have an outlet that they may not have had in the past, what used to be used as social networking and sharing platforms, have quickly turned into personal online diaries. A place where people just spew their thoughts on literally everything! Topics in which they would NEVER even consider bringing up in person, face-to-face in front of a friend, colleague, acquaintance or stranger. It’s bizarre! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “I’m taking a social media break” over the last couple of years. In fact, I’d go as far as saying it’s sort of a “trend” in the world of self-care and I know why! The digital landscape out there can be exhausting…
CBD…THC…BRB. Seriously though…brb because I can’t even keep up with what’s the latest and greatest and it’s actually my job! 🤪 That said, I can only imagine what it’s like out there for people that are genuinely curious about CBD. CBD by the way, is short for Cannabidiol, one of the many chemical compounds found in marijuana and hemp. Thing is, you’re probably already familiar with THC, which is another compound found in the cannabis plant. But unlike THC, CBD isn’t psychoactive. Meaning, it doesn’t get you high like THC does. This fact alone is probably one of the most frequently asked questions and most common misconception when it comes to CBD.
***SPOILER ALERT: It’s really freakin’ hard!***
It’s been seven months since I picked up my life and moved to another state…alone! And while I don’t regret my decision one single ounce, there’s a part of me that wishes things were a little different. Creating a new network, making new friends and putting down roots in a brand new place as a 30-something adult is hard! Though not surprising… as most of you know, I did it 10 years ago when I moved to Boston, but that was different. My network back in New York wasn’t as great back then because I had recently come out of college, and my priorities then were different, too. Now – 10+ years later doing it all again…man.
Hi. It’s me. If you could see me right now, you’d see that my head is down and shame is written all over my face. 🙈 I moved out of Boston and you haven’t heard from me since. First, I’M SORRY! Second, update: I’m alive! And well. 😄 Very well in fact.