... I need to unplug.
I love love love blogging, but I find myself TOO into it. With more blog friends comes more time spent reading twitter and checking out Instagram. I am infinitely glad that I made the decision to keep blogging and facebook separate because it's one less site to check (facebook makes me bonkers... another post for another day). When Andrew and I are driving together, instead of staring out the window in moments of calm and silence, I get on my phone and use it as twitter time. And I think that contributes to the cloudy feeling. Instead of being in my own head, as I call it, I am filled with what's happening with other people. That could be anything from liking a cute cat photo to wondering why my hair never looks as good as anyone else's. (Aside - I was legit wondering this morning what used to fill my thoughts pre-blogging. Obviously I thought things, but I had no concrete answer.)
So I'm not making apologies for what I am going to do - I firmly believe that we are all entitled as humans and bloggers to have whatever schedule we want - but rather I am going to proclaim this as the weekend I unplug. Step away from the phone and the internet. Let the 30 starred emails pile up - they aren't going anywhere. And it's kind of a bummer because I am going out for a fun dinner tomorrow night but guess what? I will probably have more fun if I don't invite you guys on date night with me! (However, there will be photos taken because my husband is more hooked on that aspect than I am). And I think I will be better next week because of it. I can look around real life for inspiration. I can read blog posts without having seen the pics on twitter before and having already tweeted you my "good" comment (does this happen to anyone else?). It's different and I'm looking forward to it. And it will give me something to blog about on Monday.
Anyway, if you are still reading, thanks. This post is rambly and fueled by a cinnamon dolce latte and a very good representation of how I speak in real life. Also, I wanted to add that unplugging isn't happening during the finale of a certain show on Sunday night. I wouldn't miss tweeting about that for anything.
Snuggling with this kitty and not caring that the photo is grainy is high on my to-do list this weekend!