I have high blood pressure. I was first made aware of this in 2006, and wrote it off as the fault of being in a car accident. Well, 6 years later and I still have high blood pressure. I probably have had it since my mid-20s and just never knew.
I recently posted on facebook asking if any folks had tips to lowering blood pressure. After some wonderful tips came the evident “You do too much” note. I get it. I’m a very active social media gal. I also am very cognisant of what I’m putting on my updates. I hardly, if ever, put anything negative up. I don’t complain. I don’t do politics (unless it’s an impersonation). I only post shows, bookings, fun auditions, things I’m working on, things I think are funny, things I like, and the occasional joke. I also post pretty regularly, so it does look like I’m doing a lot.
I did write out a list of everything I did and how many times a week/month I do it, but I took it down. Why? Because it’s none of your dang business. If you are a real friend and talk to me, you will know what kind of person I am and how I manage my time. You will know that if I do overload myself, I take a step back. You will know that if I get in a funk, I will know how to get out. You will know that I’m a very driven person and that I honestly and truly believe in me, no matter how many yeses or nos I get along the way.
I am not you and you are not me.
I must say that the concern for my health and stress is very sweet of my friends. I’m lucky to have people out there that care about my well-being. I will always accept support and embrace. A little check-up by my pals is a-ok by me.