Why, hello there! I’m happy to see that a few of you made it safely here, even without me blasting it over and out on the oh so popular media site. There have been some minor changes in my life- unexpected but much needed- and I’ll explain myself below. Not because I have to, but because I want to.
- I’m unplugging on Saturdays. And by unplugging I mean not using my cell phone, at all. No texting, no phonecalls, no photographs- only photographs when I’m hiking because it’s my smallest camera but it will remain on airplane mode, and realistically, I’ll mostly be hiking on Mondays from here on out. Take note mom, if you call me on a Saturday I won’t know until Sunday.
- I’m going to use my alarm clock as an alarm clock, and not my cell phone. How many of you do this? It’s obsessive, right? I use my phone for everything and that to me folks, is a little scary. Don’t get me wrong, my phone will come in handy when we move into our new place sans internet but in the mean time, I need to cut back as much as possible. I sleep with this darn thing next to my pillow as if it were a pair of diamond earrings inherited from six generations.
- I’m deleting Facebook. My voice in certain aspects of my life has been silenced, temporarily, and I find it much easier to avoid temptation by just eliminating it rather than reading others’ opinions day in and day out (and not being allowed to respond). I’m being vague, and I have to be, and many of you know that this won’t always be the case and why it’s even the case now. It just is and I do think it’s unfair (as many things in life are) but the pros out-weigh the cons in this situation, and realistically, the only con is that I can’t stalk everyone in my life. I love seeing what people from high school are up to (i.e. getting married, having babies, buying their first homes), getting instant updates about happenings downtown, and just visiting specific groups/pages that are of great interest to me. By deleting my account with Facebook, it’ll also help me disconnect/get up in the morning. With my phone on my pillow, the first thing I do in the morning is check FB, email (both accounts), and Instagram. In that order, every morning. I think I’d rather roll over and see the beau before everyone else’s status updates.
So, that’s it. I’m making a few changes in my life that will hopefully free up some time for me to focus on my writing here and the people that mean the most to me. Some things you have to look forward to as a reader here:
- I’m making a workout calendar similar to Fab Ab February for March, still undecided if it’ll be arms or legs.
- I have my first race (5k) in just over five weeks… and guess who hasn’t been running? This girl! But can you guess who is pumped to be hitting the streets (thank you daylight savings)? This girl! If anyone is interested in joining in on the fun, shoot me an email.
- I’ll be having a guest post any day now from a friend alllllll the way over in Washington.
- More daily notes.
- Hopefully more recipes.
- And a ton more photographs.
Our move is about a month away and to be honest, we checked out the kitchen yesterday and it needs some work to compare to our current charming tiny kitchen. There will most likely be some before and after photographs along with some easy DIYs. We are both anticipating the move and cannot wait to see kitty’s reaction to the amount of room he’ll have to zoom around in. Upgrades for us all.
This is me using the lemons handed to me and making lemonade. Cheers to new beginnings and less drama!