I've noticed other local bloggers writing about a trend I've recently found myself privy to: I am increasingly receding from national media and news or anything that doesn't immediately effect me within the confines of my little postage stamp of the world, New Orleans.
I'm not sure if it's more an internal or external catalyst, but I'm surprised to learn I'm not the only one experiencing it. I have no desire to watch T.V....anything on T.V....I'm even bored with the Daily Show and Real Time. I think it may be media overload, but I also think it may be a sub-conscious defense mechanism to save my sanity.
We're heading into a grueling and ominous summer. The news of so many businesses closing and an increasing amount of peeps bailing out of the city before the storm season begins is starting to take it's toll on me. All this while I have finally resolved my house issues and am on the verge of getting my family back into the city under the same roof.
There are so many folks and loved ones jumping ship....Meanhwile, I'm reboarding with family in tow.
The demons of self doubt are clawing at my soul and it's taking a tremendous amount of energy to hold them at bay. I am too consumed with my own little world to worry about the one outside...I feel like I'm pulling my head back into my shell.
Ya heard me?