Disconnected

I made a very big decision this evening.

If you’ll remember, I left Facebook once before, but then I rejoined.  I haven’t been happy about it.  Tonight, I decided to delete it again.  I just don’t want to be on there.  And I felt instant relief!

I also decided to go ahead and delete my Twitter account.  I’ve always enjoyed Twitter, but lately I find that I am getting frustrated and annoyed by just about everything on my feed.  Sometimes it can be hard for me to just look away, so I took the big step and deleted it.

I feel a sense of freedom.  Like I’ve just gained a part of my life back.  And I know that sounds extreme, but that is how I feel.

Don’t worry, I kept Instagram.  I love that!  And I’m on Pinterest because I am finding great ideas there for cooking and decorating.

I know to many it may seem silly, but I just need to not have all that social media clutter in my mind.  It’s like I just gave myself permission to breathe again!

Less is More

I’ve been decluttering my life for months.  It started long before I moved to Wyoming when I read a few books that gave me some motivation (Ruth Soukup is one of my favorite authors).  Then my husband and I watched a documentary on NetFlix about the minimalist lifestyle.  After that, I read a few articles. The next thing I knew, we were decluttering every corner of our house.

I will say that I am much more obsessed with this approach than my husband is.  While he is greatly on board with the less is more philosophy, he tends to get much more emotionally attached to things than I do.

When you start decluttering your life, people often begin to wonder what is wrong with you.  We had a few friends back in Nevada ask us if we were hard up for cash or if something had happened that they weren’t aware of.

Nope, none of that.  We just wanted less clutter.

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