You’ve stuck with me through my endless Awe-ha moments of 31 days Unplugged. THANK YOU, friends! This is the last revelation!
#4: I am more okay with “me”.
It’s crazy, friends. When I spent more time with “me”, I started to become happy that I was really me – and like what makes me, ME.
There is a photography-rut that I think can easily become a mommy-rut.
The Rut = Spending time devouring other mom/and or/photographer Blogs.
Now, don’t get me wrong, HELLO, I write a blog. Do I love followers? Do I hope people will read what I write, or see my photos? Of course I do – you make this worth it. Oh, your comments are seriously the best…they melt my heart…I will name my children after you…. WAIT WAIT..WAIT…back to The Rut.
I was forced into un-following blogs with my 31 days of being Unplugged. (31DOBU) It rocked.
Intensely Beneficial Reason #1: Inspiration flowed when away from the screen.
Intensely Beneficial Reason #2: I felt certain ways when reading blogs.
How does this photo make you feel?
Hold on to that thought….
I had to get real. It would be terribly depressing to read blog after blog about bad days, failures, and devastating news. So..of COURSE most blogs are showing our best talents, best ideas, BEST days as mom, and overall AWESOMENESS.
I missed this memo and felt incompetent as a parenting expert, crafty goddess, fashion queen, and make-it-all-from-scratch-under-200-calories cooking extraordinaire. Let’s not add in the pressures on the photography end that I was lathering on.
This is a personal thing, and I would never name certain blogs saying they made me feel down, untalented, or incompetent. Heavens, no. This is more a personal decision for where I was at.
So…for me, it took fasting from blogs all together to clue in to the feelings I was having while being a blog stalker. Some uplifted, others developed feelings of jealousy, and others really DID inspire! So, I ‘altered’ my blog reading to fit into my happy place. It’s been beautiful since.
Indeed, this is a dangerous to post anti-blogging rants on blog. Simply put, it has truly helped me in every facet of my life. Because of that, it is worth the risk.
I am more okay with “me”.
This is the moral of the story. The conclusion of Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and now, Part 4.
#1: Most things can wait, and Most THINGS can wait.
#2: I noticed more when plugging in less.
#3: I have convictions and I control how these convictions are shaped.
What these all boil down to, is …
#4: I am more okay with “me”. And that, www, is pretty darn great.
photo by Brooke Snow. blog.brookesnow.com
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