Happy in Hiding

I know I do not need to tell you this, but social media can be a whole lot of a good thing but can also be a little too much in trying times.

Every time I open my social media apps right now, I can feel myself physically tensing for the news I am about to see. It is hard.

But at the same time, I am not willing to give up my connection to the outside world and delete all of my apps or take a sabbatical. And truthfully, my whole family is benefiting from virtual zoo tours and virtual story times.

Happy in Hiding

As I walked our neighborhood for the third time yesterday, I decided that I can do my part. Each day, I am committing to sharing something happy — maybe a picture of my kids looking cute or maybe not so cute, maybe a picture of my coffee with a positive thought or a word of encouragement, or maybe even a picture of my second glass of wine. 😉

You get what I am getting at.

If we each share something happy with the hashtag #happyinhiding, then it gives us that connection to the outside World without having to scroll through stuff we are not emotionally prepared to see at that moment — you know, 24/7.

No one has to see my posts or yours. If our frilly posts are too much for some, then they can unfollow. We do not need to cater out content to them anyway.

So, can I challenge you? Will you help me share some happy in hiding? Please use the hashtag #happyinhiding and share with me what is making you happy and getting you through this undeniably tough time.

See ya on the gram.

Rebecca Autin
Rebecca is an attorney by day and a toddler wrangler by night. She is a product of divorced parents and grew up in both Thibodaux and Franklin, Louisiana. Rebecca attended Loyola University of New Orleans and Southern University Law Center. Rebecca married her high school bestie in 2012. Quinton and Rebecca went through months of infertility before giving birth to Maxwell Lincoln in 2015. In 2016, they were surprised by a baby boy due in June 2017. But, in February 2017, they suffered with incompetent cervix and delivered sweet Theodore Paul too soon. In October 2018, after an incredibly difficult pregnancy, a cerclage, and a whole bunch of bedrest, Fitzgerald Joseph was born -- a happy, healthy, and perfect rainbow. If you can't find Rebecca, you can summon her with pot of freshly brewed coffee or look for her in Target or behind the kitchen island where she is hiding from her kids with a very generous pour of red.


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