August 14, 2017

Last week I posted on Instagram some of my thoughts and feelings about the blog and my Insta account. But I never shared it here so I thought I should incase there are people out there who read one, but not the other…

Long story short, I’m taking a break from both and refocusing, reprioritizing, and reflecting for a while. I will be back soon I imagine, but for now I’m going to enjoy life in person and without the nagging feelings of having to post to these places instead of just enjoying what I’m doing and who I’m with.

It’s a weird world, this social media place. One that I’ve really really enjoyed for a long time, but somewhere along the way I lost the spark and fun in it. All that being said I’m already excited for the moment in time when I realize that I have room for this in my life again so when that day comes I will be back in full force! (or in whatever capacity fits my life at the time ;) )

Here is my original insta-post:

Long post alert 🚨
I started my blog as a creative place to make things and feel inspired, to share my personal thoughts and life happenings without any pressure or stress, just joy ✨
Instagram was the perfect off-shoot of that too as a sort of mini-blog. But it’s slowly lost its joy for me. I feel behind when I don’t post every day. I feel uninspired when I scroll through my camera roll looking for an “Instagram worthy” photo to share. I’ve been looking at the numbers way too much and have let that take away from the fun of this.
Instead of enjoying everyone’s beautiful posts and having real engagement with you lovely people I quickly scroll through trying to “catch up” (impossible, especially with how instagram is now) and not miss anything. I love seeing peoples feeds and reading their stories but comparison is taking away the joy in that too.
So a few days ago I made the decision to take a break. Don’t get me wrong, I know it seems strange that I had to give myself permission to formally take a break from something as silly as instagram, but the moment I did I felt a huge weight being lifted.
So I’m letting myself let go of the pressure to post here and my blog for a while. I’m going to give my time to my family + my business instead of scrolling and looking for the perfect photo to post that matches my feed. I might be back next week or next year, but whenever it is it will be because I have room for it in my life again πŸ–€
And if you made it this far then wow, I’m impressed πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‚ Thanks for following along with my shenanigans and I hope we can be friends when I get back!

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