Have you noticed how good people are at throwing advice your way?
I swear everyone is an expert at something these days. I remember when I use to get on social media, and be bored by the mundane day to day stuff people use to post. Now I'm annoyed because everyone is a life coach, fitness expert, nutritional genius, professional advice columnist.
Last week Garth traveled through the great state of Oklahoma. Where he goes, that shit head Mitch goes. I didn't even realize he was in Oklahoma (because I don't follow that life anymore) until my phone started blowing up with friends telling me they were going to the concert, and would most likely see that little guy opening for him. Of course I was asked, "Are you Okay?" "How are you feeling?" Well not fucking great to be honest. It was like a wave of all those past feelings came crashing back over me. I was given advice like "you should avoid social media", "you probably shouldn't even respond to text about him." Yeah, thanks fucking geniuses let me get on avoiding the inevitable barrage of social media Garth post that are about to ensue.
I got the same advice mid-relationship (during the bad times). "You shouldn't respond when he tries to talk to you." "You should end it with him." Okay, so maybe some of these assholes were right, but when you are in the midst of something and only you know how you feel, it's hard to listen to anyone else.
Social media might be the worst about this. Everyone and their dog telling you to keep your feet warm or eat some damn pineapple to get pregnant. If it were that easy don't you think a lot more people would do just that? A friend of mine recently went through her final FET process, and asked if I thought that stuff would help. I told her honestly, I think its all mental, and you should be true to yourself. Now true to her was putting on some Bad and Boujee, eating a moderately healthy diet, and just being relaxed. She didn't have all this voodoo shit she felt compelled to do just because that's what everyone else was doing. I mean if that's your thing; put those socks on, eat the shit out of some pineapple (or purchase some clothing that has a ton of pineapples on it because obviously that's the new craze), spin around in a circle 4 times, and pray that everything works out. What works for someone else might not work for you.
Some people may do better in my situation staying off social media and pretending as if Mitch never existed. For me, I'm all about facing what happened, feeling and working through the hurt. No one can give you better advice than yourself, but if you seek advice from others and don't listen to it you're just an ask-hole. :) Find your balance.