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!

Journaling Life

It’s been getting more and more difficult lately for me to stomach social media.  I used to not mind the constant barrage of garbage that streamed out at me.  In fact, I used to chime in all the time with a bunch of my own opinions.  But I have changed quite a bit and now I just don’t want to join the masses.  I’m still on my social media sites, but it’s not like it was once upon a time for me.

I left Facebook for quite a while, and I wonder every day why on earth I rejoined.  Most of the time, I just don’t see the point.  There are a few groups I enjoy being a part of, but that’s it.  I convince myself to stay because there are a few family members and friends that I know I will never hear from if I leave.  I know this because I did leave and it was as if I ceased to exist.  It’s sad.  And I often wonder why I care when obviously taking time outside of Facebook is so hard for others… Ugh.  But I do care… so I stay.

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A Look into Our Week

It’s been an interesting week, and it’s not even over yet.  Tomorrow is Friday, and I’m definitely ready for the weekend.

We started our homeschool year this week.  Overall, it has been a great start.  The kids both do better when we have a clear routine set in place.  Summer break kills the routine and this year, because of all the moving we did, we had an extra long break.  I started noticing a few weeks ago that the kids were getting more fussy than usual, so I’m happy that our days are back to our version of normal.

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Hold it Back

It’s not easy to do what you know you need to do.  Especially when you tend to have pretty strong opinions on just about everything.

I’ve been learning a lot about what it takes to be wise.  And it isn’t what the world will tell you.

God’s way takes you out of what you used to do and into a whole new way of thinking.

It’s not about suppressing your feelings.  It’s not about being a quiet woman.

It’s about knowing when and where to speak, and looking to the Lord before you let it flow.