So I've been thinking a lot about social media lately. Obviously, I'm a big fan and a pretty big participator as well. For the most part I'm all about it. Honestly, there's really no better way to stay in touch with friends and family we don't get to see often. But there are some downsides and I've really been struggling with them recently. Most of my social media discomfort centers around my phone. I find myself reaching for it at any lull, out of habit and almost instinctively. It's like I've trained myself to not let myself have any "down time", I have to always be engaged in it. I've taken my ability to ponder anything but the present. I got to thinking about it and the pros just didn't outweigh the cons for the time being. I didn't want to be setting that kind of example for my daughter and so I decided, for the time being, to delete the biggest offending apps from my phone (instagram, pinterest, the app store, safari, etc), I even had Steve set a restrictions passcode on my phone to prevent any backtracking in moments of weakness! Hardcore, I know. I briefly considered getting rid of my smartphone altogether but I just literally don't think I'd survive without google maps. ha! Anyway, I may decide to re download later on down the road if I feel fully "rehabilitated" but for now I feel oddly liberated! Let the social media detox begin!
misc photos from June!