My domain name is about to expire. The jury’s still out as to whether or not I care about that.
I’ve been blogging since I was in about 6th grade. Not to date myself, but that’s well over 10 years. In many ways, it’s helped me get to where I am and taught me a lot, but in the past year it’s felt less a part of who I am, and more of something I do just to do it. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy writing and interacting with my readers, I’m just not sure there’s much left to say anymore. I’ve grown up sharing everything in a public setting, and now that I’m actually, well, grown, I’m not sure I even want to.
Now that the weather has been warming up (only to snow today), I’ve been trying to get out more during the week and explore as a way to decompress. I read this article on Hello Giggles and started to realize that working online all the time has completely changed my attention span, disallowing me to enjoy periods of boredom, and causing constant anxiety if I’m not refreshing at least 2 devices at once. For many people that work online, including myself, limiting my screen time is something I’ll never be able to do. However, there are times where I can step away, and even five minutes can make a huge difference. Developing your brain in more ways than just skimming an article online (or just reading the bold synopsis at the beginning - we all do it), or knowing every status update of every person that you follow online is not only an important aspect of being a regularly functioning human being, it’s also a great way to de-stress. My two new favorite activities?
Finding ways to unplug is important, and although the work may never stop, everyone deserves 5 minutes of piece and quiet to play cards, read, or meditate, or 5 miles of exercise to disconnect. Try it!
Behind the blog: Check out my interview with Ria Michelle, blogger and perfect Deon from Clueless doppleganger on the Jeffrey Campbell blog.
As we get older, we start to see how the decisions we make shape our future. When you’re young, you’re eager to experience life to its fullest extent, you stay up late, party hard, destroy your body, but one day, you wake up and realize that if you want something, you have to go get it.
February was one of the hardest months I’ve lived through in a long time. I feel so blessed to have strong family and friends by my side, supporting my decisions and helping me build my future. I’m welcoming March with open arms, closing a few chapters of my young adulthood, and starting new ones that will hopefully bring me strides closer to my goals.
Stay tuned, it’s about to get interesting.
I know I said I’d write, and that I was okay, but for now all I can do is keep posting pics with my thumb up, letting you know I’m still alive. Stay classy.