A lot can happen in 365 days but big changes can occur in 30 days as well. • One year ago today I made the decision to take a break from social media for a whole month. I didn’t know if I could do it. • I did and made a lot of positive changes to my phone habits. As we head into this polar vortex, it’s time again to hibernate with my family. • The next 30 days I’m deleting all social media from my phone and not checking it on my computer either. This time I am going to up the ante and enforce strict boundaries on the one game I play and checking my email throughout the day. • I’m going to take this month to really hone in on writing my book and continue writing 1000 words a day to complete the first draft. I’m also going to take this time to journal my journey of the social media detox which can be found in the link in bio. • Time to slow down and be present with the fam and myself for a bit. See you all on March 1. Stay warm!
There are some pictures that can never be deleted. This one goes down in the hall of fame of photoshopped pictures. 🧢 I had to go on a wild goose chase to find this picture but it’s so worth it. First off, John’s face is as smooth as a baby’s butt. Where’s the my scruff? The point is... 🚙 Back to The Future and Dirty Dancing are my two favorite movies from the 80’s, what are yours???
I’ve been trimming off split ends and thinking about how it is time for a new do all day. ✂️ Then as I’m doing research for my book, looking through our photo albums from the 80’s to gain inspiration, I come across this gem. 📷 I realized that maybe my hair today isn’t as bad as I originally thought. What was I thinking? Why so many perms and big hair?
It’s moments like these that I have no intention of missing. On February 1, it’s time again for my annual social media break. (Link in bio) 📱 I could tell that this pause in being plugged in too much was creeping up on me because the anxiety was rising. It’s time to face my distractions head on. 📱 Noticeably, I’ve seen a drop in my creativity as my phone usage goes up. And I know my books need to be shared with the world so they need to be written. 📚 As result of taking this break, I quit Facebook after 14 years, my phone is banned from the bedroom and I drastically decreased my friend lists. I’m excited to see what changes occur after 30 days of no social media. I’m ready for you February 1.
I conquered my Everest (minus one rogue piece)!!! This 1000 piece puzzle became my sole project giving my brain a full body workout. 🧩 It would make sense that I dove straight into this when I’m in the midst of writing a book. Sure, it became a distraction but one that stretched my mind to the edge. 🧩 Solving puzzles are all about perseverance and staying with it till the end. Putting in the last piece is satisfying but it’s about the journey that gets you there. 🧩 When I got to the 50+ all white pieces at the end, I almost threw in the towel but I hadn’t got this far to give up. So I powered through and felt that rush of adrenaline as I surveyed the end result. 🧩 It’s funny how puzzles are a mirror into our world and how we work, whether it’s writing a book, starting a business or working on a new project. Plus, they are super fun to do as a family. Now, it’s time to relish in my trophy for a bit before I take it down to focus on my writing.