Hi! Long time, no talk! I’ve intentionally distanced myself from this space and my social media accounts because I’ve had it up to here (gesturing over my head) with all forms of social. The censorship that is sweeping google, amazon, and social sites has made me take a BIG step back and reevaluate some things.
I thought about how much time and energy I’ve poured into my T1D Living social accounts; phone in one hand, my nursing son in the other. I thought about how many weekends I told Justin to give me a few hours alone on a weekend so I could write a blog post; then feeling left out when he gives me said space and takes the whole family (baby & dog) to the park.
All this anti-social time in the name of social media… seems a little hypocritical don’t you think?
I was carving out so much of my day and mental space for a place that I was now ready to be done with on the flip of a switch.
So I asked myself, where do I really want to invest my time?
The answer: My life, here, in the physical.
My digital presences, while I try to make it as authentic as possible, is not all of me. And while I try my best not to get caught up in the comparison trap or trying to be perfect, I am only human and sometimes fall right into The Trap.
I realized that juggling a full-time job, raising a son, and running a homestead has my hands happily full right now. Adding more to my hands doesn’t make me more happy, it makes me more stressed.
I am a graphic designer (full time) so I am a very visual person. The way I see it is that I am a cup of water; really good tasty water. Each of my endeavors requires me to pour from my cup into smaller cups. My smaller cups are my Husband, my Son, my job, my home life, my friends, my blog, etc. The amount of water I’m able to give out doesn’t change. So the more cups I have the less of me there is in each cup. If I start taking away cups and focusing on what’s really important to me, the number of cups goes down and the amount of water I’m able to pour into them goes up. And don’t forget about the main water cup – that one’s self care and arguably the most important.
So this is me being intentional about my cups.
With all that being said…
T1D Living is going to be taking the back seat for a bit. She’s still in the car with us, but not in the front row – it’s way too crowded up here.
So while I don’t want to commit to a said number of posts per week on certain said days, I will be aiming to post once a week. My hopes are that since I wont be spreading myself so thinly I will be able to turn out better, more thought out posts, pictures, and recipes. Ones that I can be proud of.
I appreciate you for sticking with me throughout this journey! and continuing to stick with me and T1D Living through all the bumps and curves <3
Love you long time!