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This is where you will find our daily adventures, realities of life with a toddler, and sneak peeks into our little farm, travels, style, and a few of my favorite things.

Pausing (for life) instead of Posting...

Pausing (for life) instead of Posting...

A few weeks ago I decided that this week of May 22nd I would be shutting down all of my social media accounts, until life returns to "normal" again (for reasons that many already know), as a way to disconnect and remove myself from negative situations. As a way to draw myself closer to reality, "the now", and what really matters. Now I know you're sitting here reading this thinking, "she's nuts" or "social media isn’t THAT bad"....

Here's the thing.... It is. Examples:

When you're at a concert what are your first thoughts? Oh, this is awesome let me get my phone out, get some pictures and videos and post it on Insta! Or, you set up a coffee date with your best friend...  Instead of talking, you're adding pictures of your coffee to Snapchat, where you then sneak in a few looks at some other Snapchat stories. OR, your mini human does something SUPER cute - "Wait! Let me stop this moment, so I can grab my phone, make her redo what she just did, record it, and post it on Facebook"...

All of these things are great, and I am not penalizing or being negative towards anyone who does this. Why? Because this is me. This is what my life was consumed by 99.9 % of the time. Whether or not I wanted to acknowledge it, this was what consumed me. It's easy to blow off that we don't conform to this social media fueled, POST now, partially showing off, all consuming, everyone needs to know everything about our lives - lifestyle. Though it can be easy to judge, at some point, most of us have been here

My life is changing dramatically this week. Right now, I feel like I am at a crossroads filled with pain, fear, and a lot of unknowns. I didn't want "posts" or screenshots to make their way to me, via social media. And the reality is, in this world we live in, it's almost unavoidable unless you completely disconnect. 

Last night I didn't just delete the apps, or log out. I deactivated, deleted, or erased all of it. Don't get me wrong, it hurt a little. LOL. But, I did it.

So, here I am at 6am writing a blog. After, waking up at 5am, and reading a few chapters in a book that I've been dying to get to.

With bad, comes good. With pain, comes happiness. With all things scary, eventually, comes relief. Soon, I will see the light again, and I will understand all the "whys", but until then I will do what is best for me, my daughter, Jesus, and my family. Because at the end of the day, that's all we really have. 

Life Lately

Life Lately

A letter to my daughter...

A letter to my daughter...