Monday, December 23, 2013

Enjoyment

I'm really, really, really enjoying life without facebook. Even though I'm still on there a bit, it makes me want to quit even that little bit. It's amazing. Maybe I'll do something crazy like take the year off? Or maybe only check once a week or something.

And tonight, we moved our only tv into the spare bedroom- a semi-man-cave set up. And I already LOVE how peaceful it feels downstairs. It's going to be inconvenient at times, I know, but I'm really hoping it helps limit screen time for everyone (especially the toddler) and force us into more family time. And for me, I hope I do more projects and read more.

I say it every year around this time but this IS the year. It has to be.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I'm already excited for New Years and cleaning all the decorations up and starting "fresh".

But I don't want to get ahead of myself- first to enjoy Griffin's first real Christmas. It's going to be so fun to watch him 'get' it!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lessons learned so far

I 'gave up' Facebook from Thanksgiving to New Year's, although I didn't want to put strict rules in this experiment. I've been checking messages, made a couple posts, updated my profile picture, etc but in general I've done almost no 'newsfeed scrolling'.

And you know what?

It's life changing.

Yes, I'm out of the loop.

No, I don't miss it.

In fact, almost every time I cave in and fill a moment of boredom with fb, there's a post I wish I hadn't seen. Something that, honestly, makes me envious.

Pictures and posts of things I wish I was invited to, could afford to do/have, was creative or skilled enough to do, had the time to do...you get the idea.

I'm thoroughly convinced that facebook replaces the reality of relationships with the illusion of connections that ultimately leave me (and maybe you) discontent with the amazing life I have.

Not to mention the sheer amount of time involved in 'staying connected' via the 'newsfeed scroll' further distracts me  from doing the things I want to do, including building the relationships that would get me invited and included in all the pictures and posts that leave me feeling, ironically and ultimately, lonely.

Facebook, you are fast loosing your appeal to me.

Maybe next I can kick my sugar habit?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Loss

I just found out a dear friend's grandaughter was stillborn on Wednesday- at 36 or 37 weeks. Breaking hearts, dashed dreams; sometimes life is so unfair.

Margaret Edward Mae J ♡ 11/27/13