Getting (un) social

So, my husband’s wildest dreams are coming true. I’m saying good bye to social media. That’s right: I’m going off the grid. Well kind of, I’ll still be blogging so it’s not a total loss. But this is a big deal for me. I’ve never considered myself social media crazy. I mean, I really don’t even post all that much. But, recently God laid it on my heart that I should lay it down. Over the past couple of weeks, He has really been showing me how it’s become an unhealthy part of my life. For years, it was just part of my job. So it became almost second nature to be checking in and posting for multiple different accounts including my own. But, since becoming a stay at home mom, there really isn’t any reason to be so consumed by social media. One of the biggest eye openers the Holy Spirit has shown me recently is that because I’ve become so social media savvy, I’ve become real life crabby.

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God’s way of making sure I stick to His plan LOL! 

It’s no longer natural for me to engage with people face to face. I mean, I can do it, but it doesn’t come as effortlessly as it once did; and at times feels very uncomfortable. Honestly I noticed I feel way more comfortable reaching out to someone online than I do in person. And that is not at all who I want to be. Nor is it who I feel God has called me to be. Not to mention, the example it may be setting for my children. So here I am approaching my 28th birthday (on July 25th) and I’m actually going to do it! For a whole year- birthday to birthday! I’m going to spend my whole 28th year of life without social media 🤯. I know what your thinking,”aren’t you just now starting this blog?” And yes I am. And I really feel like it’s something God has called me to do. If for no one else other than myself. I feel as if he wants to take me back to a place where I created things out of passion and desire and not for “likes and comments” aka others’ approval. Sure it’s great if those things come along with it but I’ll be letting Sarabeth handle those from here on out. So stay tuned for more posts on my anti-social-media life.Who knows what could happen when I unplug.🤪I don’t want you to get the idea that I don’t like social media or that I think it’s bad. I really think if used correctly it can be a great tool. But I’m being super transparent here, it is no longer a healthy part of my life for many reasons and those reasons I will share with you all in posts to come. That is, if I see any difference in my life after getting off social media (lol). Who knows, the problems I’m seeing may have nothing to do with how much time I spend on social media but rather just who I am as a person. So stay tuned because only time will tell. 🤣

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