Hello again – it has been a while since I’ve blogged on our site and I wanted to take this opportunity to re-engage with you all via the website, and explain why you won’t be seeing me on Facebook.
As most of you know, I live with PTSD – talking about it is part of my therapy. It influences most parts of my life, from how I work to how I sleep to how I paddle. Lately, I have noticed that after I finished looking through Facebook posts and comments, I would be keyed up, hypervigilant, unfocused. It took me a while to see it, but it is there.
Those of you who followed me on the platform probably saw that my comments could get rather dark, uncharacteristically so. That’s something I have to own. So, instead of continuing the descent into that endless spiral of anger and hatred I found myself in, I decided to pull the plug.
I know that we in Team River Runner communicate a lot through Facebook and that this could cause a problem. Don’t despair – the Susquehanna Valley TRR page is still active and will be managed by Jenn Eaton, our Chapter Secretary.
I will be moving my communications to this blog and will be paying much closer attention to the website. I will be making sure our schedule of events is up to date and will get back into (more regular) blog posts.
I am NOT saying Facebook is bad…it was simply bad for me. For my own mental health and healing, I have chosen to disengage from that platform and don’t plan to return.
Please feel free to contact me any time by email (Bill.Butler@TeamRiverRunner.org), Facebook Messenger (staying active there), or text/phone call (IM me if you don’t have it).
Thanks for your support as I move forward with my healing and I will see you soon on the water.