I’ve told my partner that I’m too old to love the Internet as much as I do. Why would I say that? I’m almost 45, and I love being able to find community with people I’d mostly likely NEVER meet in any other circumstance. I know life coaches, therapists, authors, bloggers. It’s changed the way I view the world and my place in it. My horizons have grown wider, and I would never go back to the way things used to be.
I must admit, though, that finding kindred spirits in “reality” isn’t as easy. We moved to a small town near my mother and sister this summer when we found out I might have cancer. It’s in the same area I grew up in, and I have friends from elementary and high school who still live here. Most of the rest of my family lives fairly close. But I’m finding that we don’t fit with most of them. I find it’s easier to talk to the few people here that we might fit with through Facebook or other social networking. What happened to being friends with people and doing this with them? Part of the issue is my endless fatigue. Even though I’m not working a 9-5 job, I am always EXHAUSTED. All I know for sure is that the world is different–guess it remains to be seen if the difference is good or not.