I woke up this morning to find a comment on one of my “cuter” posts that called me “f*cking scum” and claimed that I didn’t have the balls to be myself. All because I called a girl in a bunny outfit a “little dummy”.

This was obviously a major overreaction from this person and I hope that he learns to step away from the Internet once in a while to put everything in perspective.

We all need to do that. When I first started blogging under the VIS handle in 2016, I had thin skin and over-reacted to every little thing said to me. Time and patience have helped me to put the internet in perspective. And the best trick I learned was making sure that I didn’t make my life revolve around what’s said on the net.

Bushcraft is one of my favorite hobbies and I continue to do outdoorsy stuff. I like to hike every day and basically get out into nature. When I do post, it’s because ideas have been bubbling inside me for a couple of days and I’ve written myself little notes on paper as I’m hiking, camping, or spending time in nature.

You know the old saying, “there’s grass and trees out there”? Well, it sounds cliché, but it’s true. There’s much more to life than getting angry about a semi-provocative post on the internet. It’s just a post. It’s not worth giving yourself self-inflicted mental wounds over.  Especially when people like me post things that are specifically intended to get a rise out of people.  Most people don’t know this (Willow does), but about 50% of my VIS posts are me trolling the Tumblr community.

So take the time to get outside. I know that’s tough in the winter so read a book, brush off that fountain pen and do some writing – do something, anything, that will help you keep the internet in perspective.

To the gentleman who freaked out this morning over the post, I hope you take this advice and let nature heal you.

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