Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Life beyond Facebook

I just went on a Facebook break.


I have been on Facebook, pretty consistently, since about - oh, I don't know, 2007 or 2008.  So.....that's a long time without a break!

I want to focus more on my family, my kiddos, their schooling, their behavior, my marriage, cleaning the house (well, I don't *want* to do that, but I probably should), and doing more of the "extra" fun stuff (sewing, crocheting, crafts with the kids, more experiments).

Isaac learning about long-barrel rifles and early American life.

Blue Waves baby blankie ~ yes, I'm STILL working on it....

Yes, I spend too much time on Facebook....

Me and my beautiful girls!

Plus, I'd like to focus a bit more on me and my needs in this season of my life.

I'm about to turn - *gulp* - the big 4-0, and I need to start paying better attention to my health & happiness, in addition to my family's health & happiness.  Yes, they mostly go hand in hand, but there are things I can - and should - be doing for myself that just aren't happening.

Mother's Day ~ by Tali

My Michigan winter slippers!

There's also this part of me that wonders how my emotions and self-confidence are affected by Facebook???  There's a lot of comparing, seeing how we measure up, wondering if we're doing things the "right" way or the "best" way.  Even if it's not done consciously, I wonder how the day in and day out viewing of other people's lives - and the NEED to share from my own life - is truly affecting me??

Enjoying the family!

Anyways, perhaps it's nothing.
But I want to take the break nonetheless.

My Baby ~ I miss her.....

So I'll try to keep up with the weekly blogging.  That seems a bit more do-able.  And blogging has always held a sort of journal or diary status for me.  I miss that.

So, here's to my Facebook break!

Selah-belle ~ my artist!

I'm excited to delve deeper into my life!
Ya know, IRL!!


***edited to add:  I'm going to go ahead and "share" this on Facebook, so my friends will know I'm blogging again.  Is that cheating?  Nah.....:)

1 comment:

Shari said...

First, I'm in love with that blanket. Second, no one shares the crap in their life. No one.