Mismatched Mess

of life, love, fashion, & forgetting to update


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Taking a Moment…Away From Social Media

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I have had so much suddenly come onto my plate. I hate not blogging.

But, here I am to make sure to write and remember the journey I am about to go on.

I’ve decided to take a small break from certain social media sites. I am not extremely active on any of these sites, but I DO check each of them multiple times a day.

The goal is to re-prioritize what I find to be important in my life.

I am starting to seek out a few subject matters and the meanings of these subjects through scripture reading, short devotional materials, and journaling.

Coupled with that, I am going to sign out of the social media sites so I can focus more on 1.Scripture reading, and 2. LIFE.

I need to find a balance that will allow me to live a more wholesome life where I can enjoy my husband, family and friends in a truly meaningful way and where I can engage in God’s Word and find comfort in seeking Him.

Here is the journey I’ll be going on:

 

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I’ll continue to blog my 365 photo challange (which I need to catch up on!), plus any thoughts I have regarding the scripture I’m reading, and of course, if I have any thoughts or moments of weakness regarding this very short fast away from social media.

I have decided to keep my blog linked to my facebook and twitter accounts, so if I post a blog…a link is automatically sent to facebook and twitter. But, I assure you, I am not going to add any updates on those sites manually.

Here it goes! Two weeks is nothing. But is it sad I’m wary of making the duration a longer amount of time?

I think that wariness speaks for itself.

 


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Discovering A Goal

This year as one one of my personal new year’s goals, wanted to really dive back into personal blogging.

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The initial goal was simple: Record the journey I’m on through writing and photos. There was no pressure to create—just a rule: don’t lose the desire to create.

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As I am reaching the end of January, I have really enjoyed my simple blogging (mostly of my 365 Photo Project and my husband baking), but I’ve also realized, if I want a cohesive “life story” at the end of the year, I may want to try to get organized. Even though this is just a personal, digital journal for me, I want its’ purpose to be evident and inspirational.

I want to attempt to schedule certain posts so that each week, even if all I can blog about most days are my 365 project, that at the very least, I’ll have a couple “extra” entries. I hope I’ll fall in love with this method and find a spark of creativity to add even more posts.

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I’ve naturally wanted to create a few Photoshop images each week. These seem to naturally fall on Sunday.

Sunday: Quoteables – The end result of these posts may be simple, but for me, it’s about exercising my design skills and imagination. The process is searching for a quote that describes that week/day. For instance, on a rainy weekend, I wanted to brighten the mood. I researched a quote, found one appropriate to my mood, (researched the person I was quoting!) and created a graphic in Photoshop.

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Here’s to making some goals and sticking to them. I hope.